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SENIOR NUMBER 1923 



The Axis 

WORTH JDAMS FORMAL SCHOOL 



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Number 7 



JSoarb of JEDttors 

Editor-in-Chief 
Ruth I. Clarke, '23 
Associate Editor Business Manager 

Evelyn Phelps '24 Helen O'Neill, '23 

Associate Business Manager Senior Notes 

Marion Spaulding, '24 Gladys M. Hall, '23 

Joke Editors Exchange Editor 

Katherine Drennan, '23 Marguerite Gobeille, '24 

Mary Grogan, '24 

Alumnae Editor Cover Designer 

Blanche Olsted, '23 Gertrude Mazanec, '23 

Facility Advisers 
Miss Baright Mr. Smith 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Editors 3 

Editorials 3 

Dedication .4 

The Faculty 5 

The Class of '23 10 

Class Picture 18 

Class Day Program 19 

Graduation Day Program 19 

Address of Welcome 20 

Address to the. Juniors 20 

Response to the Seniors 21 

Class Song 21 

Ivy Oration 21 

Ivy Song 22 

Junior Class History 22 

Senior Class History 23 

Class Prophecy 25 



Class Will 

Presentation of Class Gift 

Class Statistics 

Glee Club Picture . 

Glee Club Concert 

The Banquet 

Senior Notes . 



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Athletics 31 

Exchanges 31 

The Senior Play 33 

Literary 

The Trip to Washington .... 34 
Presenting A Character From Three Points of 

View 37 

A Trip to Antville 38 

Diana 39 



Music Cabinet 

Normal Wit .... 

Our Idea of Nothing At All 

We Wonder Why 



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Our Own Song Folio 40 

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Magazines at N. A. N. S. 
Four Minor Sports at N. A 
To Pauline .... 
Did You Hear 

What We Would Like to Have 
Wise Remarks 



N. S. 



Simplicity 41 

Alumni Notes 41 

Advertisements 42 



Editorial 

"It is better to teach people to enjoy themselves, than to provide 
amusement; better to teach them to play, than to watch others 
playing; better to give them a new interest, than an empty 
holiday. — C. Barrett. 



"TWO years at North Adams Normal School have broad- 

ened the Class of 1923 with both knowledge and ex- 

ierience, and prepared it to launch out into the Sea of Life. 

There are many of us in the class who already have de- 
eloped powers which we little knew we had hidden within, 
nd these powers shine out like stars on a dark night, proph- 
sying what the light of dawn will bring. 

There are others of us who will sail out in darkness, but 
vith thoughts deep-set, like roots of sea-grass, until, of a 
udden some day, the roots will break way, rise to the top, 
nd lead the course to a new, unexplored land. 

But of all that North Adams Normal School has given 
he Class of 1923, three principles will always stand supreme: 



first, that we can enjoy ourselves no matter where we are; 
second, that true play is often as important as work; and 
third, that we are all striving for the one big interest of life, 
the Service to Mankind. 

In the future, when there is something which marks a 
success in our lives, we shall ever be grateful to our Alma 
Mater. Just as Abraham Lincoln once said of one who 
loved him, and taught him noble thoughts and ideals, "All 
I am or ever hope to be I owe to my angel mother," so we 
can say that we owe our success as teachers to our Alma 
Mater, North Adams Normal School. 

—Ruth I. Clarke 



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Miss Mary Louse BARiCMT 

/ live for tho-e who love me, 

Whose hearts are kind ard true, 

For the heairn thai smile.* above me, 
And await* my spirit 'no; 

For the ham in ties that bird m?, 

For the task by God assigned m>, 

For the bright hope* left behind me, 
And the good that I can do. 

— George L. Banks. 



2>ebicatton 



Through these few lines is truly expressed the life of Miss 
Baright. Because of our close connection with her during 
the past two years, we have sufficient proof of this statement. 
As a result, I can rightly ask, "Who of the class of '23 does 
not sing her praises?" Invariably the answer is, "No one." 
Wherever we may be in future years, we will always re- 
member the one who had an ever-pleasant smile or a word 
of good cheer for each one of us, and, deep in our hearts, we 
shall cherish throughout our lives a feeling of gratitude for 
the one who guided us over countless difficulties. The mem- 
ory of her services to us, and the generous manner in which 
she contributed her talents and time for our benefit and suc- 
cess will remain in our minds forever. 



To her never-failing efforcs, is due the fact that she has 
given to us through literature a better understanding of 
life, and a truer appreciation of the beauty and meaning of 
the everyday things, which surround us. On account of 
this, we are leaving North Adams Normal School with new 
and higher ideals. Not one of us will be content until we 
have accomplished the best and finest of which we are 
competent. 

In loving appreciation of our benefactor and friend, whose 
personal interest and enthusiasm in our life at Normal has 
ever been present as a constant help and inspiration to us, 
we, the class of 1923, fondly dedicate this paper. 

— Ruth W. Nesbit 




TACONIC HALL 



Residence 

MR. ROY LEON SMITH 

principal 

Normal School 



NORTH ADAMS NORMAL SCHOOL 



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Miss Mary A. Pearson 

"True friends are like diamor.ds, precious and rare." 

And a true friend, indeed, is our Miss Pearson, who has 
been with us ever since our school began. Her winning 
smile and disposition endear her to the hearts of all. A more 
efficient and capable teacher would be hard to find, and the 
N. A. N. S. would be incomplete without her Each and 
e»-ery one of us have enjoyed those happy hours spent with 
her in the drawing room, trying to show our special talents 
(?) along the line of "art." The class of '2'S will long re- 
member their kind friend and teacher — Miss Pearson. 



Mr. Clinton E. Carpenter 
Principal of Mark Hopkins Training School 

When Mrs. Donna Couch retired from her position as 
principal of the Mar*k Hopkins Training School, Mr. Car- 
penter came to us from Taunton, Mass , where he was 
director of the Continuation School, to carry on the work 
so well begun and accomplished by Mrs. Couch. 

We all realized how difficult it would be without Mrs. 
Couch's motherly advice, but in Mr. Carpenter we have 
found a willing and pleasant helper. Was it not always he 
who changed our teaching assignments if we but asked for 
it? And who will forget him saying "Do your penmanship 
every day." 

Mr. Carpenter is one who is well able to guide the boys and 
girls at the training school and even the girls at Norm 1 
because he fully appreciates a good time and especially a 
day off when circus comes to town. We all believed that 
Mr. Carpenter and Mr, Venable enjoyed the circus — especi- 
ally the parade and toy balloons — more than or as much as 
any boy in the grades. Is this not just the kind of a man 
that is capable of guiding the younger generation? 

So to Mr. Carpenter may the best wishes of the class of 
'23, his first class at N. A. N. S., be given. 





Miss Annie C. Skeele 

"All work and no play 
Harms us in every way." 

Miss Skeele has surely proven a favorite with all of us 
during our two years' stay at North Adams Normal. Was 
it not she who taught us all about our bones, nerves and 
muscles? Was there anyone as willing to make our prac- 
tice teaching a success by always urging us "to teach a game 
or a dance before the next Tuesday morning"? And even 
more have we not always found her in the lead, ready for 
any sport for which the class desired? We feel sure that 
future classes will find Miss Skeele as helpful as she has been 
to the class of twenty-three. 




Mr. Roy Leon Smith 

"In duty faithful, 

In honor just, 
Who broke no promise 
And lost no friend." 

To Mr. Smith, the Principal of our North Adams Normal 
School, the class of '23 extends its heartfelt thanks. We 
owe a great deal to him and will especially remember the 
fine illustrations given by him in our psychology class. 

He is particularly noted for his humor, and we are sure 
that this world will never be gloomy while it has our "Mr. 
Smith" in it. 



Mr. Albert Eldridge 

"His thoughts have a high aim, though their dwelling be in 
the vale of a humble heart." 

We all feel very well acquainted with Mr. Eldridge after 
our two years' work with him as Juniors and as Seniors. 

Mr. Eld ridge was ever ready and willing to help each 
member of the class with her training school work, and we 
have reaped many benefits from the wise suggestions offered 
by him. 

We hope that all classes in the future will appreciate the 
efforts and kindness of Mr. Eldridge for their success. 





Mr. Venable 
"And ye shall knoiv him by his fruits." 

Mr. Venable came to us from the Green Mountain State 
in September, 1922. We all welcomed the prospect of 
having a new teacher, although we only had the privilege 
of having him for a few periods a week and only for one 
semester. 

The Senior class wishes Mr. Venable success and happi- 
ness in his work here, especially with the Junior gardens. 



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Miss Anna J. Lamphier 
" Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well." 

How accurately this quotation portrays Miss Lamphier. 
Although we only went to her handwork classes a few weeks 
during our Junior year, we learned to do things to the very 
best of our ability, for she was never satisfied until our work 
was as nearly perfect as we could make it. 

To all the girls has Miss Lamphier given an example of 
exactness, and many times has she proven herself to be a 
helpful friend during our course here at Normal. 

In leaving, we wish this teacher of ours much happiness 
and success. 







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Mr. Thomas Cummings 

With a ready smile and a word of cheer , 
Our Class Adviser has helped us all year. 
Wherever we roam, no matter how far, 
His example of kindness will be our star. 
May he live long and never forget 
The class, his praises are singing yet. 

Although we have had only a short course with Mr. 
Cummings, to say that we have enjoyed it would not be 
expressing our pleasure forcefully enough. In times of 
cheer and in times of need, we have gone to Mr. Cummings 
and never once has he failed to help us. We were very 
fortunate, too, in having him as one of the chaperons on our 
trip to Washington. At the request of our class, Mr. Cum- 
mings joined us in reporting some experiences to the stay- 
at-homes. He couldn't suppress his wit even in speech 
making. We of the class of '23 sincerely wish that his 
cheery smile and winning personality may continue to 
lighten the way of many others who may come to North 
Adams Normal School. 



Miss Bertha M. Sholes 

"To those who know thee not, no words can paint, 
And those who know thee, know all words are faint." 

When we think of Miss Sholes, we will always remember 
her unfailing helpfulness as our cooking and sewing teacher. 
By her endless amount of patience and tact she has made 
herself dear to the hearts of all of the class of '23. Although 
we didn't come in contact with Miss Sholes as much as we 
did some of the other teachers, she has won the love of each 
of us, and we will ever think of her as a capable teacher and 
a true friend. 

On the top floor of Normal School she meets us and al- 
ways succeeds in tucking in many valuable bits of advice 
between the facts of the lesson. 





Miss Fannie Bishop 

Miss Bishop's amazingly wise, 
Though she's very small in siy.e . 

No one could help loving this little lady, with the sweet 
disposition. By the adoration of the little children, one can 
easily see that she is an ideal kindergarten teacher. She 
is never too busy to give Normal students profitable advice 
from her extensive store of knowledge. With her cheery 
little smile, she helps to make the whole world happy. 

We have no need to worry about her future, because with 
her pleasing personality she will succeed wherever she may 
be. 



Miss Evelyn C. Perry 
Monument Beach, Mass. 

"Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast." 

, Miss Perry is one of our new and vivacious teachers. Her 
advent into our school has meant to us all keener apprecia- 
tion and greater enjoyment of her art, Music. In the short 
time she has been with us, she has shown marked ability as 
a musician. We all expect great, new things from her. 
Good luck, Miss Perry! 




Miss Bertha L. Allyn 
Holyoke, Mass. 

Miss Allyn joined us in April to fill the position of secre- 
tary in the Extension Department. She attracted us all the 
very first day she was here and many of us thought, "What 
a happy and delightful little person she is!" She always has 
a smile and a cheery word for each and every one of us. We 
all wish we knew Miss Allyn better and hope she will re- 
main at N. A. N. S. to cheer those who come after us. 



Miss Marion E. Feeley 

"She's little but she's wise, 

Much she accomplishes for her size." 

She's here, she's there and she's everywhere. We qften 
wonder that she takes time to eat and sleep. It is rumored 
that Miss Feeley is to leave and continue gaining knowledge 
at Columbia next year. It can't be for psychology because 
we have already found her well versed in that subject. What 
a blow her departure will be to the extension department! 
Can one be found to equally fulfill her tasks? Rather diffi- 
cult, we fear. We hope that she will return again to brighten 
up N. A. N. S. Here's success to you, Miss Feeley. 



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Miss Virginia L. Sears 
Cummington, Mass. 

"Blu?-;yed and fair of face." 

"Telephone for Miss — in the booth." 

"Thank you, Miss Sears." 

How many times have we heard those self-same words 
uttered! 

Although Miss Sears has only been with us since October 
she has won a place in the hearts of all the girls. Judging 
from appearances the incoming class will not have the pleas- 
ure of knowing our Assistant Matron, for we hope to see 
her "head" of the White House (?) soon. 



Mrs. Therza C. Van Etten 

Mrs. Van, protector, helper, — 
All these names and another 
Might apply to our dear matron, 
But our favorite is "Mother." 

She has ever been a mother, 
Full of life and laughter alway, 
To those girls who needed cheering, 
When from home they'd come to stay 

Now we're leaving her, with sadness, 
And we'll go to some strange place, 
But near or far, tho' we may wander, 
We'll always think of her dear face. 





Miss Teresa Ferguson 

"Good things come in small packages." 

We had often heard this saying, but ne\er had we quite 
realized the truth of it until we met Miss Ferguson. Miss 
Ferguson is our idea of personified energy. She is always 
busy but never too busy to assist any student in need. Her 
cheerfulness and willingness endear her in our hearts and we 
will always remember her as an important factor in making 
our lives at Normal superbly happy. Three cheers for Miss 
Ferguson and the best of wishes to her from the Class of '23. 



THE CLASS OF 1923 




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Rita Agan 

North Adams, Mass. 

"The qualities of friendship are 
loyalty, affeetion ard under- 
standing, ard the greatest of 
these is ur.derstar.divg." 

Rightly does Rita deserve 
the title of "Best Friend" of 
the class. She is one of the few 
girls blessed with a personality 
that invites frier dshin. 

Once that you know Rita you 
are hers forever. Maybe the 
secret lies in the fact that Rita 
'' f, ' r yourself alone. 

""' lacking in the qualities of loyalty and affection. 
'''"• Hi la most of all because she understands. 




Bessie Barber 

Williamstown, Mass. 
Here she is, there she is, with a 
smile for everyone. 

From Williamstown she came 
to us, this winsome, willing lass. 
Her sweet and pleasing person- 
ality has won for her a place in 
the hearts of one and all. How 
could the class of '23 ever have 
gotten along without her? To 
Bessie belongs the success of 
the wonderful Berkshire Ban- 
quet. What would it have 
'«'r patience and fine spirit? She has also been 
1,1 < ;<h> Club for two years and a loyal member, 
hih' lias been chosen as the most willing mem- 
liiss. Here's a wish for a long and happy life. 
' ri f'>r Hossie Barber! 




Ruth Irene Clarke 
Greenfield, Mass. 

"Ambition has no rest." 

— Bulwer-Lytlon. 

Ruth Clarke, the tall, seri- 
ous (?) girl of our class, truly 
deserves the title "Most Am- 
bitious." Whether her ambi- 
tion is for the editorship of The 
Axis and its chief author, two 
years of successful Glee Club 
membershp, or the downfall of 
a few innocent June bugs, she 
always reaches her aim. 
The dormitory, yea, even the whole school was deeply 
impressed during her Junior year with her powers as a me- 
dium. This ambition carried over into the Psychology 
class where she was always ready with a weird, fantastic 
story. 

The class of Nineteen twenty-three expects great things 
of Ruth I. Clarke. Indeed we are prepared to look ahead a 
few years and find her listed in "Who's Who." 



Genevieve Coffey 
Pittsfield, Mass. 
"When you work, work hard. 
When you play do not work at 
all." 

Genevieve, one of our most- 
attractive girls, is a conscien- 
tious worker, but when anyone 
mentions tennis or any other 
sport, she rarely hesitates to 
drop her work and play the 
game. 

Last year our classmate al- 
ways had her suitcase packed a 
week ahead of the time when she was going home. This 
year, however, Genevieve likes North Adams better. Do 
you wonder why? 

We all wish her the success which she is sure to have. 





Grace M. Bunnell 
Amherst, Mass. 

"Just to be helpful, just to be 

true, 
Just to he glad the whole day 

thru." 

Happy, helpful, wholesome 
Grace! How we all love to 
hear her brisk "Hello, Every- 
body" first thing in the morn- 
ing when we are so grouchy and 
cross. Grace's sweet and lov- 
able disposition has been as rays 
. tin ring our Normal course, and we all love 
is the little miss who, when we're all fam- 
in fragments of crackers between classes. 
m which appeals to us in every way and we 
love-nest will be as sweet and happy 



Elizabeth Coggeswell Cooke 
Pittsfield, Mass. 

"Beth, will you make up a 
little poem for me?" Often 
and often we hear these words 
spoken to this witty little maid 
when she comes tripping down 
the hall. She is able to display 
her feelings not only through 
poetry, but expresses them also 
through her aesthetic and social 
dancing. Beth has helped to 
make our class successful by 
serving on the various com- 
mittees and on the editorial board of The Axis for two years. 
We all know she will be progressive in whatever she 
undertakes. 

Among the wittiest of the witty 
So our Betty has been classed. 
May she always be successful, 
As she has been in the past. 





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Margaret Dadson 
Waterbury, Conn. 
•Her friends, they are many, 
Foes, has sh" any?" 
Peg i B one of the most ad- 
mired girls in N. A. N. S. Her 
willingness to help every one 
and her "cheery smile" have 
won for her an endearing place 
in the hearts of her associates. 
Peg is a girl who believes it 
best to be brave and to "stand 
forth" for the greater things in 
life! 

Th»t Peg may be most successful in all of her undertak- 
ing is the sincere wish of the class of '23. 




Lilian Claire Douglas 

Williamstown, Mass. 
"Come and trip it as you go 
In a light fantastic toe." 
Who of twenty-three, has not 
seen her trip the "light fantastic 
toe"? Our Lil ! ! Can her 
sweet charm e'er be forgotten 
by her "Best" friends? Indeed 
no! And in years to come, we 
will look back to Normal 
school with "Lil" as a center 
for us to build our reveries 
upon. "Lil" also has been care- 
ful not to let pleasure interfere with work. Always willing, 
always smiling, always ready, qui e beguiling, such is our 
own "Lil." To you, dear, the class of twenty-three sends 
love, and wishes that good luck may go with you always. 




Margaret E. Ditnfrey 
Williamstown, Mass. 
".4x good be out of the world as 
out of fashion." — Colley Cibbcr. 
Can the class of 1923 ever 
forget that blithe little "home 
girl" we all call "Peg," who 
is one of the fairest of our 
friendly circle? How her sweet 
voice aided the Glee Club in 
their two concerts! 

Woe unto the mortal who is 
fascinated by the hypnotic eye 
of our little belle! She pene- 
trates his outer being, calls him 
her Prince Charming, her love, her all. Peg! What 
is the name of the lucky star who covers third base for 
Williams? 

Your heart may be sought by many a handsome suitor 
but never will the joys that have reached the tender souls of 
your classmates be forgotten. 

May success and good will follow you to the ends of all 
undertakings. This is the wish of '23. 





competent supervision 

and success will always be her companions. 



Elizabeth Agatha Dunphy 
Haydenville, Mass. 
Ever ready, full of glee 
Reth's the joy of '23 
Beth joined us this last year 
and was a great addition to the 
already famous '23. As an ex- 
cellent entertainer, she is not 
only a clever magician but also 
possesses an unusual ability to 
sing. Although Beth tells us 
she is going to teach school, we 
are looking forward to the pro- 
duction of a play under her 
Whatever she does, we hope joy 



Katherine E. B. Drennan 

Pittsfield, Mass. 
Fair as a lily, 

Pink as a rose, 
Everyone loves her, 

Wherever she goes. 

She's our class beauty, 
So they all say, 

And we adore her, 
Our dear Pal, Kay. 

Out for a good time 
Alwaj s is she. 
Where at the head of things 
Ever she'll be. 

May she be happy, 

As kind and true, 
We give her our blessings 

All the years through. 




Bernice Edwards 
Orange, Mass. 

"Her lorciiness I never knew 

Until she smiled on me 

Oh, then, I saw her eye icas 

bright — • 
.4 urll of lo>r, a spring of light!" 
Here's to our "Gal" of '23. 
Some call her "Bunny" and 
some call her "Berny," but she 
answers to both in her good- 
natured way. 

How many times have we 
heard the expression "Now, I 
ask you" uttered from her lips! We wonder just where this 
pet expression arose — Could we truly say, "From Orange 
from whence she hailed"? Now, Bunny, we, the class of 
'23, hope happiness and good fortune will attend you in 
all your undertakings. 




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Karolyn Pixck 
Shelbume Fal|«, Ma88 

Softies by hun , n 22* 

irresistible smile is w^',,! 
to all the class. Sh Th ■'" 

« and char mi ^ ,:;;,"" 
;st,cs, that have mat , '"" 
favonte among both ^i.* 

^ p all know that "P • - • 
Caching, because of her ^ **"* l ° m » k * a «"*** of 
tl0 ». and the best wishes ofthTT" a " d ^ "W 



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Elizabeth Hurley 

Lenox, Mass. 

She's not very big and she's not 

very small, 

She's just as we want her and 

she's loved by all. 
Her eyes are of blue and her 

hair is of gold, 
So we chose her class darling, I 

suppose you've been told. ' 
So here's to our Betty, the 

dearest of dears, 
We'll all gather round her and 
Wh. !n we fir«» Pra ' Se her with cheers - 

'"•'"My "he won 2? J 8eemed V6ry quiet ' ** how 
' *"" ^s a,w a y s a ,° Ur f heanS - When 0ne -s in trouble 
'»••** a wonder ul T m ? ^ fF ° m her She P«>ved 

--- , a ,; t, u LC :tr every one of us ' by being 





Edith Fobes 

Pittsfield, Mass. 

"Gentle in manner, 
Firm in reality." 

Who is that quiet !i,„ r . .,. , 
running around in the rainh) . 

That ,s Edith, our « m , nt ' 
Penenced teacher," and a r 
scientious little miss she i H £ 
deed. Moreover, she j„ ' 
obliging young person. If ., '"' 
■ sh "says, "Oh, yes Hi hp th ° newishes hertogo downstreeV 
"'"he is a gir of her ^ W V "T^'" a " d 8 " "" ' 
f "' — r in the yearsTcom? "" "* ^ Edkh a — - 



Gladys Mary Ham. 
Ashley Falls, Mass. 

"To % duty, now and ever/ 

Dream no more of rest and sfay •• 

This seemed to be the mot.,, 

of the most dignified girl of our 
class, as we remember when 
she entered N. A. N S ^fler 
two years' teaching experience 
Since then we have found 

tuil ready f ° r a S°°d time 
with the rest of us and we "s 

, ,,i(,r Captain of basketball ^"j re ™ mber her as Ju- 
>ave befallen some J;, ^ d ° not know w hat might 
"all, had it not b^en f or L r J ^ nei * hbow ° f ^«Sc 
" ni * to i^uence th o r a b o U fhe r a r, *"* She Wi » »> 
— -ample, -^^i^^/r^'" "«« 




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Elizabeth Olive Iles 
North Adams, Mass. 

"Who for the world would chanoe 
a faithful friend?" 

Here she is. The girl with 
the lovely big blue eyes, and a 
disposition to match her sunny 
hair. At first glance, on e 
might imagine that Olive is a 
very quiet young person, but 
once you hear her merry laugh- 
ter you change your former 

"ivooliaarvwi that nu T^™ immedia tely. Of late 

'at Ohve has favored a certain Ford. Not 

Hut who-Oh, my dear, we haven't the 

has been a member of the Glee Club 



,r > - Oh no! 
hliwi id ea i OH 
Uvn years. 



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Pauline Johnson 

Worcester, Mass. 

"May you always be the same, 

Changing nothing but your 

name." 

"Polly." How often we have 
heard that word ring out, in 
Taconic Hall, the past year! 
If it is a dance or song that is 
needed, we immediately go to 
Polly. How many times in 
sewing, we have rushed to her, 
in order that we might be helped 
out. 

»"«' kuoss si , Clever, did you say? Well, 

xv ' ' i ' f ; mi out & ust taste some of her fine COokin K &nd vou 

V,V ' S SUCCess t0 "Polly," and "Rus," in all future years. 




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Marjorie F. Kennedy 
North Adams, Mass. 

M ay our Mar je ever smiling be 
A s she parts from the girls of 

'23; 
R eady always for a right good 

spree. 
J ust a jolly good chum is she; 

ften, when problems 

trouble, 
R ight willing the tangle to 
unra\el 

1 s our own dear Marjorie, 
E ver loyal to '23. 



K indly, friendly, true-blue 

E xcellent in lessons too; 

N ow she's here, now she's there, 

N ow she's everywhere, 

E ager her joys to share; 

P earest girl in '23, 

Y on, I'm sure, will all agree. 



Florence V. E. Mack 

North Adams, Mass. 

"Quick, ingenious, forward ar.d 
capable." — Shakespeare. 

Here's to one of the home 
girls! To one who took part 
in all the debates given at 
school. No one could wonder 
at this if one had but heard 
"Mack" argue and thus she 
earned the title of being the 
"most argumentative" girl in 
the class. 
We will always remember, 
lest Mack forgets, her playing opposite Ruth Clarke in sta- 
tionary (for Mack surely could play guard). Was it not 
always she who made up songs for us to sing when playing 
against the class of '22? Mack also belonged to the Glee 
Club, so we surely ought to appreciate her versatility. 

It has ever seemed queer to us why "Mack" always liked 
"Bobs" as well in the summer time as in the winter, but of 
late the secret has crept out and we wish her the best of 
luck not only in her teaching career but later. 




Anna Lark in 
Great Barrington, Mass. 

"Thine eyes so blue and lender 

Glow with a mystic spell. 
And silence in happiest dreaming 
Thoughts that I dare not tell. 
Thine eyes so blue and tender 
Still haunt me where I go, 
Aid ever o'er my spirit 

Their blue wares sparkle and 
''ow." 

That these few lines fit Ann 
I am sure no one will deny. 
All during her two years at 
Normal, she has been a favorite among all the girls because 
of her "happy-go-lucky" way. 

1 * all know of Ann's love for the color red, and many of us 
•ordered about the extreme fondness, but it did not take 
«■ long to learn why. 

Everyone hopes that she will be happy in her new line of 
*ork. *h.ch may be far different from what she is now en- 
r*f*d in 




Gertrude Mary Mazanec 

Shelburne Falls, Mass. 
"The noblest service comes from 

nameless hands, 
And Ihe best servant docs his 

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work unseen." 

Few girls in our Normal have 
accomplished more than our in- 
dustrious lass, "Gert." She is 
always busy, yet seldom in a 
hurry. During her two years 
she has assisted the class in 
many ways; as a student, a 
friend, a helper to Miss 
Lamphier, and as a jolly good sport. Gert has endeared 
herself to the class of '23. She has shown her skill in poster 
work, painting, and music, while here, honors which few 
girls can claim at once. She works while she works, and 
plays while she plays, and we feel confident that her success 
is assured. 





*Mr 



Margaret Elizabeth Lowrie 

North Adams, Mass. 
"Light of heart and bright of face, 
The daughter of a merry race." 
Our Margaret is certainly 
light of heart and bright of face, 
even if she is one of the most 
conscientious in the class. She 
is always willing to help any- 
one and has won many friends 
by her pleasant manner. On 
account of her cheerful disposi- 
tion she enjoys a good time. 
.L,,, , . Especially in the "Gym" she 

JSL i I" VeFy lively ' So here ' s ^ "Peg" and the 
the class of '23 go with her to Conway next 



Edith Margretta McCann 
North Adams, Mass. 
"Good things come in small 
packages." 

Here's to the cutest girl of 
'23— Edith McCann. And did 
someone say little? Petite — 
but, oh my! One would have to 
travel quite a distance to find a 
girl so charming and lovable as 
Edith, who always has a cheery 
word for everyone. We all 
hope that wherever Edith goes 
there will be a theatre with a 
balcony, and a reserved seat in the "second" row, where she 
may gaze with her bewitching eyes at the— orchestra? Edith 
will succeed wherever she goes because of her sweet disposi- 
tion. So here's to you, Edith, with all good wishes. 




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Louise H. McDonough 
North Adams, Mass. 

There is a little lassie, 
A girl with golden hair, 
And ever when she passes, 
Her smile is everywhere. 

Louise is one of the petite 
girls, who has been a bright and 
shining light in the class of '23. 
She is a quiet, demure, little 
maiden, one who appeals to 
everyone with her sweet smile, 
that she is the mo.t I, i , ^^ yGS ' We can trut hfully say 
leading lady in Z c, " T ** * ^ ^ Louise -s 
she won the herTs o^hV '^ *"' **■ need ' eSS t0 ^ that 
on the stage E^l"™ ^ lnStant she ste PP ed 
opposite sex that n£h! * * "*" ^ ™ ™* ° f the 

we w ^rat Rs^jrrr creditabiy - 

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ness woman. 



Katherine McMahon 

North Adams, Mass. 

"A ready wit, tempered with 

grace and a good disposition." 

What would the class of '23 

do without "Kate"? She is 

charming, and has a wonderful 

disposition, and is one of the 

jolliest and best natured girls 

of the class. She has dramatic 

talent, too, as we observed at 

the Senior Play. "Kate" has 

served as treasurer of the class 

during our senior year, thus 

Proving that she is a born busi- 



Wo oil i V R ai Mie 1S a norn dusi- 

We all know that the children will adore her. 




Mabel Congdon Medbury 

Wilmington, Vermont 

"How far that little candle 
throws its beams:" 

And just as far, do the smiles 
which Mabel daily gives us, 
throw their beams and cheer 
us up. It's an enviable faculty 
we'll all agree, to be able to 
smile, any place, any time, any- 
where. Our Mabel is blessed 
with that same accomplishment. 
fripnH tr>oii „ ' s happy, conscientious, a 

her success * "' " ^"^ l0V6S her and W " isheS 



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Edna Irene Messier 
Pittsfield, Mass. 
Here's to Irene of Room Eight! 
She tries hard ne'er to be late; 
She does all the work 
The rest of us shirk — 
This dear Irene of Room Eight! 
Edna Irene has deserted us 
for Pittsfield almost every week 
end throughout the past two 
years, but we have appreciated 
her while she was here. Every- 
one loves her dancing brown 
eyes and her snappy manner of 
dking. Besides, is she not our most ladylike member? 
he has that name, at least. There are a host of things we 
ould say about her, but let it suffice to say that she is a 
rue friend to all. 



Bmnche Adelaide Olsted 

Pittsfield, Mass. 
"Here's to the sweetest one, 
Here's to the neatest one, 
Here's to the truest, 
Of all who are true." 
Who does not love Our 
Blanche, the most athletic girl 
in N. A. N. S? Do we not 
know this roguish little girl by 
the merry twinkle in her eye? 
If you once meet her you will 
always remember her by her 
winning ways. She brings hap- 
piness and sunshine into every heart by her many comfort- 
ing words of cheer. For these and many other reasons we 
are all proud of our deal pal, Blanche. 




Josephine Camille Mooney 

Lee, Mass. 

"Like sunshine her glances so 

tenderly fall, 
She smiles not for one, but she 

smiles on us all. 
And many a heart she has eas'd 

of its care. 
We'll bless the dear lass with the 
delicate air." 

Here's to the neatest of our 
class, whom every one knows to 
be a good friend. We all know 
that "Jo" will always keep her 
aise and sweet dignity even during the most exciting of 
)llege games. May Josephine, as she well deserves, win 
iccess and happiness wherever she goes. 




Geneva Agnes O'Brien 
Stockbridge, Mass. 

"Gene" is our class baby. 
She has all the characteristics 
of a lovable child and none of 
those which a prize baby should 
lack. Gene is always ready for 
everything, being a crackerjack 
at tennis and "right there" 
when it comes to stationary bas-, 
ketball. Her talents are not 
alone in this line, for who can 
forget "Gene" in our tableau as 
Sweet Genevieve? Without 
"Gene" the class of '23 wouldn't be, at least we couldn't 
imagine it. Here's wishing "Gene" the best of success in 
whatever profession she undertakes, whether it's teaching 
school or testing "soups." 





Ruth W. Nesbit 

Pittsfield, Mass. 

"To the best old pal one ever had, 

Our 'Nebby,' 
To one whose smile is never sad, 

Our 'Nebby.' 
To one who's always just the 

same 
And straight and square, will 
play the game — 
Our 'Nebby.' " 
"You are to be a fine 
teacher," we prophesy. The 
children will love you and be 
ger to help you because you have a brisk and pleasing 
anner of which one never tires. Don't forget us. 



Helen T. O'Neill 

Pittsfield, Mass. 

"You may travel many a weary 

mile, 
You may see many a pleasant 

smile, 
But no matter where or when you 

90, 
There is never a smile like the one 

we know, 
Never a greeting half so sweet 
As the one you receive when our 
pal you meet." 

Always laughing and ready 
for fun, Helen has kept the spirit of '23 up to the top. She 
is never too busy to attempt more work which she goes about 
blithely singing her favorite song, "My Buddy." None of 
us can find words to tell our appreciation and affection for 
her. Whenever we speak of our famous class, we will al- 
ways remember our dear old Captain who has so faithfully 
supported the crew in our two years' voyage. 



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Ruth Winifred Potter 

Williamstown, Mass. 

Culm and resolute, h-ard by f**. 

We find her ready, staunch, a+A 

true. 
Yes, you are really heard by ffe-» 
Hut those few will vouch for 

you. 
Need not fear that too quiet you 

are, 
You will outshine many of us 

by far. 
H'or 'tis the silent one in tirr.<r. 
To greater, nobler heights may 



Ruth Elizabeth Reynolds 
North Adams, Mass. 
"Her ways arc ways of 
pleasantness, 

Her paths arc wai/s of 

Peace." 
Ruth belongs to the "Trolley 

Urigadt" from "Billtown." 
lOvery morning she rides from 
two to three miles to learn the 
art of teaching future citfzens 
of America. During her course 
Hhe has studied diligently and 
has obtained the best results 
possible, but do not for one 



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minute think th; 

work and no play m'uU™ 1 a dull boy » (or she does. 

Whenever there lM „ u , either assembly or 

munc room dur,„« „,„ lunch M Ruth 



While she has !„.,.,, w| 

1,1 fnft, she is thinking seriously of 
She has also a liking,? for "Gym" 



*" Imu Ruth has cultivated a special 

UKing lor Bobs. 

"bobbing" her own h, M 

and she never missis ,, . ■ ,, ■ : . ., ,■ 

u„„ i . ,, , " period. Bob ana ti>m Ktc * J 

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minutes. 



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Margaret Mary Sb 

Lee, Mass. 

"But Oh, she dinces SttcfcW 

No sun, uvon an Ras'er dair 

Is half so fine a sight." * 

Here's "Peg" Shea, the ■) 
with the dimples, who came j 
us from Lee. Rightly do J 
she deserve to be railed Z 
"best dancer" as is evident bJ 
her popularity at dances. But 
is it only because of her danc* 



ing? Listen! Here is the" 
:ret. It is her roguish eyes and bewitching smiles 

We hope she will dance through life, having for a part- 
ler. "Success." 




Alice M. Sheerin 
West Stockbridge, Mass. 
"Open your blue eyes lo Iht 
worn." 

This quotation is very fitting 
and appropriate for Alice, who 
is one of the important daugh- 
ters from West Stockbridge, 
Mass. 

She was also one of the mem- 
bers of the third floor group 
who certainly enjoyed life while 
at Normal. Although voted 
the livest member of the class 
she was very quiet towards the close of the term. 

Alice took the kindergarten course and had very gccd 
luck with the children. 

While at Normal it was a hard thing for Alice to get up at 
six-thirty, but we feel that next year when she is teaching in 
some "little red school house," she will get up early and al- 
ways be on time for school. 



Jessie Scott 
North Adams. Mass. 

"C<rme on and danet. H'« ftel 

.so happy." 

Will any of us ever forget the 
untiring willingness of Jessie 
when we wanted to spend half 
an hour dancing at noon? No, 
we can never forget those 
happy times for which Jessie 
proved to be the musician. 
Jessie is not only talented with 
the ability to play the piano! 
comes to Hro„ i .- She's also a real artist when it 

Tess Lt W. g . n > W '««* of the Nell Brinkley type. 

of our Norm 1 H ^^ "» d she * a '«*** """^ 
need J ls Z *' f"^ >Ws she have a good time? He 
an art schot {£ ^ * ."J- *>** time probably go to 
^ vv > wishes go out to you. Jess- 




Alice Smith 
Chadwick, New York 

"Always do ard always say 
The kindzst thing in the kind-'st 

way." 

"Al" comes from New York 
state, but we love her just the 
Same. She is always the same 
sweet little lady no matter 
what the occasion, and we have 
often heard it said that "Al 
will receive her rew r ard for her 
sunny disposition. She well 
deserves the title of "Winsome 
Alice." May the best of success be hers in the coming years. 




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Madeline Elizabeth Tracy 

Stockbridge, Mass. 

"Trace" 

Here's to Trace of '23! 

She smiles with you, and laughs 

with me. 
When you want a sample of 

Paradise, 
All you need do is look in her 

eyes. 

She's ever happy as the day is 
long, 

Her heart is light as any song. 
If you're blue at all, my dear, 
She'll always bring you the best of cheer. 

Long she's been our shining star, 
And we'll think of her where e'er we are 
We wish her success with all our might 
For long she has been our true delight. 



Gertrude Lucy Tyer 
Lee, Mass. 

"The readiness of doing doth 

e.press 
No other but the doer's 

willingness." 

It did not take us long to find 
this out about "Gert," who was 
ever willing to help us in every 
way. She has proved it by be- 
ing ready to do any work, no 
matter how busy she was or 
how trying the task. It would 
be hard for the class of '23 to find a squarer and more loyal 
girl than is our "Gert." If "Gert" keeps as good order in 
her own school as she has here as council member, we all 
know she wUl have a model school. 





Gladys Wemple 
Adams, Mass. 
"For she is just Ike quiet kind 
Whose nature never varies, 
Like streams that keep the sum- 
mer mind 
Snow-hid in January." 
Gladys is one of those quiet 
girls who does things without 
making much noise about it. 
She has worked quietly and con- 
fwk IW_1 scientiously throughout her two 
i^k. iiafi* years at Normal School. "Glad" 
has proven herself very efficient 
as a "messenger girl" as the members of the class can testify. 
The best wishes of the class go with her wherever she may 
teach next year. 



Dorothy Louise Wheeler 

Shelburne, Mass. 
"Modest and simple and sweet, 
the very type of Prescilla." 
Is it any wonder that 
Dorothy has captivated several 
male visitors at the dormitory 
by her colorful beauty of char- 
acter? She is a silent girl and 
one who loves to bear the bur- 
den of people's secrets; but be- 
ware how you try to extract a 
secret from the lips of "Dot!" 
Though Dorothy is silent and 
not a boaster, she might tell of much hard work accom- 
plished during her two years with us. In her Junior year 
she did good conscientious work as Exchange Editor of The 
Axis. This year she has put all the energy on teaching and 
doing work at the dormitory. We all know that "Dot" will 
always be faithful to that school of hers in Northampton 
next year. 




Ruth Isabella Wilder 
Montague, Mass. 

"You are an elegant scholar, 
Having the graces of speech and 
skill in turning of phrases." 
— Miles Standish 

For two years Ruth helped 
us over the stony pitfalls by 
rescuing the class when it 
couldn't solve a problem in ge- 
ometry or didn't know the 
author of some poem or book. 
She was always ready to deal 
out paper, pencils, and erasers 
in the supply room, a place she was very capable of holding. 
Ruth, with her strong alto voice, has serviceably filled a 
position as a member of the Glee Club during her two years 
at Normal. 

We expected to hear that Ruth was going to teach in San 
Domingo, but alas, our hopes were not satisfied as she ex- 
pects to teach in Northfield, Mass. So here's to you, Ruth, 
a very prosperous future. 




Marion Avery Woodard 

Greenfield, Mass. 

Here's to you, Marion, so loyal 

and true 
You prove capable in all that you 

do. 
May you be happy as upward 

you soar, 
There is no one we know who de- 
serves it more. 

Your efficiency and fairness 
so won our hearts throughout 
the year that none of us shall 
forget you as our House-Presi- 
dent of 1923. 

Whenever we carry on dramatics in our school, we shall 
be inspired by your ability to portray Christopher Columbus. 
Yourspirit of helpfulness and yourlove for fine things will, 
we feel sure, win you glory wherever you go. 




Special Stubents 



Gertrude Rose Boyle 
New Bedford, Mass. 

Here's to "Gert," 
A New Bedford lass, 
If ho is always ready 
To ser'e her elass. 

Everybody knows that "Gert" 
comes a long distance to attend 
our school, and we are all proud 
of the fact that she is with us. 
"Gert" is very fond of all kinds 
of sports including dancing and 
men. She has just the best 
disposition in the world, and no matter when you meet her 
she is sure to be wearing that New Bedford smile. 




Harriet Viola ] 

North Adams, ! 

"A form more fair, c 

sweet 
Ne'er hath it been my I 

Harriet, better 
some as "Hatty," i 
ne'er to be forgo 
sweet gentle way hj 
many friends and 
Though the day be 
dreary, all one has t 
cheered is to look at 
to find that sam< 
smile. 

She will always be remembered as standing 
Assembly gaily relating a few of the many int€ 
cidents of the "Washington Trip." 




Celestine Copps Davine 

Rutland, Vermont 

"Rather a quiet young lady is she, 

With the gentlest of manners you 

erer did see." 

Here's to "Cel," the meekest 
girl in the class. Her favorite 
pastimes are men and dances. 
Can she dance? We'll say she 
can! "Cel" has a very be- 
witching smile, and oh, those 
blue eyes! Although she is a 
Vermonter, who came to North 
Adams Normal School to take 
up the noble profession of teaching the younger generation, 
we have an idea that she will not continue very long in this 
line of work. However, whatever you do, or wherever you 
go, the best wishes of the class go with you, "Cel." 





Nellie Sle 
Wheel right, M 

Although Nellie wat 
year 

We all admit she is < 

♦ 

The only thing 
against popular Nel 
she did not join 
sooner. She is sue 
fun loving girl, wh 
dance, sing, play 1 
ride in automobile 
witty sayings, and ii 

the things which real live, attractive girls enjoy. 

ability and pleasing personality, she will make a 

upper grade teacher. 

Of course Nellie's future will be successful and 

the class of 1923 extends their best wishes to he 



Loi'ise Spencer 
Warren, Mass. 



Calm and collected, she enters the game, 
Thus as a tennis champ, Lou has won fame. 
Each girl in her turn has endeavored to win 
But none has succeeded, and have to give in. 

Louise came a little late to join us, so we missed having 
her in the dormitory. Yet, by her cheerful manner, she 
quickly made friends with us all. Her witty sayings and 
replies reveal Lou's sense of humor hidden behind her most 
dignified manner. Work among the children in Perkins's 
Institute has increased her thorough understanding of 
human nature. 

Louise's musical talent has brought pleasure and been an 
inspiration to us all. 



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Class Dap proaram 

Monday, June Eighteenth 

rH E CALL AT 2 P. M. 

\DDRESS OF WELCOME Helen O'Neill 

<ONGS a. The Year's at the Spring 

■';. Care Flies from the Lad that, is Merry 

ADDRESS TO JUNIORS Madeline Tracy 

RESPONSE Katherine Kimball '24 

•LASS SONG Elizabeth Cooke 

LASS HISTORY (Junior Year) Florence Mack 

'Senior Year) Alice Smith 

LASS PROPHECY Elizabeth Cooke 

Katherine Drennan 

I ASS WILL Ruth Clarke 

Irene Messier 
ONG "It Was a Dream" 

VY ORATION Elizabeth Dunphy 

VY POEM Louise McDonough 

•LANTING OF THE IVY Helen O'Neill for '23 

Katherine Kimball for '24 
VY SONG 

;()NG "Alma Mater" 

'LASS RECEPTION ON THE GREEN 

\ESTHETIC DANCES 
PROMENADE AT 8 P. M. NORMAL HALL 



©raouation program 

Tuesday, June Nineteenth 
PROGRAM AT 2 P. M. 

;ONG "Shout Aloud in Triumph" Manney 

SCRIPTURE READING AND PRATER 

Rev. Arthur Murray 

;ONG "Calm is the Night" Bohm 

VDDRESS Education for America in 1923 

Frank W. Wright, State Director of Normal Schools 
>ONG "May Dance" Lacome 

HFT by the CLASS OF 1923 
'RESENTATION OF DIPLOMAS 

Director Frank W. Wright 
RINGING 

God bless our native land! 

Firm may she ever stand 
Through storm and night! 

When the wild tempests rave, 

Ruler of wind and wave, 

Do Thou our country save, 

By Thy great might! 

For her our prayers shall be, 
Our Father's God, to Thee, 

On Thee we wait! 
Be her walls Holiness; 
Her rulers, Righteousness; 
• Her officers be Peace; 

God save the State! 

John S. Dwight 



(graduates 

Elementary-Intermediate 
Helen Barrows 

Ruth Irene Clarke . 
Genevieve Mary Coffey 
Elizabeth Cogswell Cooke 
Margaret Edna Dadson 
Lilian Claire Douglas 
Katherine Evarista Drennan 
Be mice Edwards 
Karolyn Rose Finck 
Gladys Mary Hall . 
Elizabeth Margaret Hurley . 
Olive Elizabeth lies 
Anna Larkin .... 
Margaret Elizabeth Lowrie 
Florence Veronica E. Mack . 
Anna Louise MacMasters 
Kathleen Rita McCann . 
Catherine Elizabeth McCarty 
Helen Rita McCarty 
Mabel Congdon Medbury 
Edna Irene Messier 
Josephine Camilla Mooney . 
Ruth Weisheit Nesbit . 
Blanche Adelaide Olsted 
Geneva Agnes O'Brien 
Helen Theresa O'N nil . 
Ruth Winifred Potter . 
Ruth Elizabeth Reynolds 
Margaret Mary Shea 
Alice Lillian Smith 
Madeline Elizabeth Tracy 
Gertrude Lucy Tyer 
Gladys Hull Wemplo 
Dorothy Louise Wheeler 
Ruth Isabella Wilder . 
Marion Avery Woodard 

Kindergarten-Primary Department 
Marion Isabel Bence 



Mildred Anna Boyle 
Grace Marion Bunnell . 
Elizabeth A. Dunphy 
Edith T. Fobes 
Edith Margretta McCann 
Gertrude Mary Mazanec 
Jessie Emma Scott 
Alice Mary Sheerin 



Household Arts Department 



Rita Mary Agan 
Bessie Annette Barber . 
Margaret Elizabeth Dunfrey 
Pauline Carol Johnson . 
Mariorie Thompson Kennedy 
Helen Louise McDonough 
Katherine Cecelia McMahon 



Dorset, Vt. 

Greenfield 

. Pittsfield 

Pittsfield 

Waterbury, Conn. 

Williamstown 

. Pittsfield 

Orange 

. Lyonsville 

Ashley Falls 

Lenox 

North Adams 

Great Barrington 

North Adams 

North Adams 

North Adams 

North Adams 

. Pittsfield 

Great Barrington 

Wilmington, Vt. 

Pittsfield 

Lee 

. Pittsfield 

. Pittsfield 

Stockbridge 

. Pittsfield 

Williamstown 

North Adams 

Lee 

Chadwicks, N. Y. 

Stockbridge 

Lee 

Adams 

Shelburne 

Montague 

. Greenfield 



. Pittsfield 

Hatfield 

Amherst 

Haydenville 

. Pittsfield 

North Adams 

. Buckland 

North Adams 

West Stockbridge 



North Adams 
Williamstown 
Williamstown 
. Worcester 
North Adams 
North Adams 
North Adams 



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aoorens of Welcome 

DARENTS, Teachers, Classmates, Friends— The class of 
1923 extends to you a most cordial welcome on this 
occasion which brings with it commingled feelings of joy and 
sadness: joy, because we have reached the goal for which we 
have so long been striving; sadness, because of the severing 
of long and intimate companionships. 

During the exercises of this afternoon, I bid you listen to 
our chosen representatives as they project before us the 
various pictures of our Normal School life or as they prophesy 
of the far distant future. To the participation of such 
scenes the class of 1923 bids its friends welcome. 

In these two years we have learned to know and value one 
another; we have formed the unrivaled friendships of school 
life; also we have shared our pleasures beneath these poplars 
and together we have read to the end of long chapters of 
opportunities. 

I can wish nothing higher or happier for us than that 
through our lives, in joy and sorrow, in brightest sunshine 
and deepest shadow, there may remain with us the consci- 
ousness of duty well performed. We have reached the goal 
towards which we have been striving here at Normal and 
must now enter upon the greater field of life which lies 
stretched before us. We must cast away the actual privi- 
leges and pleasures of our Norma! School only to hold them 
with the firm grasp of our memories. Our equipment is 
good, our armor strong, so let us meet our worldly battles 
face to face, remembering that a nation looks to her schools 
for girls of intellectual and spiritual leadership. 

We go forth as members of a large family, to meet again 
when occasion offers, ready always to help one another and 
never forgetting to honor our Alma Mater. We want to 
carry sunshine out into the big world. Even at this time 
we do not wish to darken life by sad thoughts because we 
know the memories of our school days will brighten our 
future. 

The girl with a high aim and firm purpose, with unselfish 
ambition and longing for the ideal, knows no failure or de- 
feat. For her and for her alone, all the experiences of life 
combine to prove the way to further achievement. For she 
knows full well, that she, — 

"Who puts back into place a fallen bar, 
Or flings a rock out of a traveled road, 
Her feet are moving toward the central star; 
Her name is whispered in the God's abode." 

There are those before us who hold especial claims upon 
our gratitude. Those who have helped us to see the truth so 
beautifully expressed in Edwin Markham's ode "To Young 
America": 

"In spite of the stare of the wise and the world's derision, 
Dare travel the star-blazed road, dare follow the Vision. 

It breaks as a hush on the soul in the wonder of youth; 
And the lyrical dream of the girl is the knightly truth. 

The world is a vapor, and only the Vision is real — 
Yea, nothing can hold against Hell but the Winged Ideal." 
Mr. Smith and members of the Faculty, we thank you for 
your care and for the interest you have taken in the welfare 
of those who come here each year to your kind oversight, and 
we want you to believe that we will ever cherish in our hearts 
the thought that to a great extent it is to you we owe the 
inspiration we have gained and the privileges we have en- 
joyed — the privileges of fitting ourselves for the noble and 
honored profession which we are about to enter. We thank 
you for the sacrifices you have made for us; for the life and 
labor that you have embodied in your teaching. We cannot 



repay you, and promises are empty forms, but we trust, we 
know, that our lives, that every one of our lives, will be cen- 
ters of greater influences for good for having been taught by 
you. 

Friends — the events of this day and of the past school days 
are to be long remembered and recalled with pleasure and 
now in the name of my class, whose representative I am 
proud to be. I bid you welcome and hope you will thoroughly 
enjoy the program which we have prepared. 

Hihu O'Neill 



aooress to tbc 3«niors 

T^EAR Friends, Faculty, Classmates and Juniors: 

Today marks a mile-stone on our steady climb up- 
ward. Just beyond the horizon we see the beacon light of 
service encouraging us to go on. Yet, as we have worked 
together, helped each other over the rough places and 
laughed merrily on the smooth roads, what close friendships 
have been woven. Today before answering the beckoning 
light, we pause to realize that we must leave you who are so 
dear to us. We have attained our goal because you have 
been loyal and helpful as we have striven onward. Be as- 
sured we shall keep you ever in our most precious thoughts. 

Members of the faculty, your efforts have been endless in 
fitting us to be guides to young America. You have im- 
planted within us high hopes and aspirations and we will 
endeavor to fulfill your expectations. 

Our wish is that we may be able to go out into the broad 
educational field and carry on the ideals of loyalty, helpful- 
ness and service which you have so faithfully set before us. 

We, as Senio.s, have made many mistakes. It hardly 
seems necessary to give you Juniors who have porved so 
fine in this year's work, a bit of advice. Yet, perhaps in the 
coming year, as Seniors, ycu will meet unexpected diffi- 
culties. In behalf of the class of '23, I bestow these bits of 
counsel upon you: 

First, to the girls in Taconic Hall: 

Don't plan too much upon having ice cream after your 
Glee Club Concert. You may be disappointed. 

If you stay out of class, report to Mrs. Van. It's wisest. 

When superintendents come to interview you, wash your 
faces. Mr. Smith told us to. 

When you wear knickers, keep off -Main Street. 

Try to restore the reputation of third floor. It has suf- 
fered greatly of late. 

Do not fall ou of bed at twelve o'clock at night. 

Be loyal to your House President and council members. 

To the Home girls: 

Gym class is for you girls as well as Taconic Hall girls. 

Miss Lamphier's room is not the place for a boxing match. 

Don't dance in the Taconic Hall social room during lunch 
hour. 

Buy a supply of cosmetics and leave it in the cloak room 
so that fewer will be tardy to classes. 

To all you Juniors: 

We came here with a great aim in view. Each day in our 
dear Alma Mater brought forth new prob ems for us to face. 
The solution of these problems has expanded our wisdom and 
knowledge. Today we feel fitted to go out, not to conquer 
the world, but to continue and steadily broaden our educa- 
tion. 



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come back in September to carry on your work, 

^*° m any things to remember. Always have upper- 

*J* W ' our m "j n d the children whom you are teaching. Do 

"^i" Afraid to attack new things with a determination to 

Si and vou'll surely be successful. 

It-member that behind all your trials and triumphs is the 



j**nm> 



Power always inspiring you with high ideals of 



|gy«.ty and truth. 



Madeline Tracy '23 



•Response to tbc Seniors 

DEAR Seniors: 
For weeks and even months now you have been look- 
ing forward eagerly to your Commencement. We, too, are- 
eager for that g;eat event but underneath that desire we are 
wondering what we shall do without you. 

Much of the social and athletic success of our Junior Class 
has been due to your helpfulness and your love. What 
would our Hallowe'en party have been without you to guide 
us and to add to the merriment? We never shall forget the 
feeling which you created of our belonging to one big family. 
Because of this feeling we have been inspired to do our very 
best. 

We have had many never-to-be-forgotten good times to- 
gether. May there be many more in the years to come. 
Who of us that went will ever forget the trips to Albany, 
Greylock, Whitcomb's Summit and many other such places? 
Not only these hikes, but the many parties and contests, in 
which we have taken part together, will be among our cher- 
ished memories in the future. 

Seniors, you are to be congratulated on the way you 
worked to make your vision of a trip to Washington a real- 
ity. May you as courageously and persistently overcome all 
obstacles. Indeed, the class of '24 hopes that in everything 
you attempt, whatever line of work you undertake, you may 
have the very best of good fortune. 

Today our one wish is that you might be here to welcome 
us this coming autumn as you were last September. How- 
ever, as the same good thing very seldom happens twice, we 
must be content to take your places and do our best for the 
coming Juniors. 

We are all obliged to admit that the class of '23 is very 
very brilliant. However, just remember that when we had 
our Senior-Junior Debate, the Juniors proved very force- 
fully that "No Japanese should be allowed to come to this 
country and live." Again, we all acknowledge how athletic 
you are and you won a great many basketball games, this 
winter. Nevertheless, when it came to playing the Mark 
Hopkins eighth grade girls, it fell to the Juniors to uphold 
the honor of the school. 

If we don't get the ice cream we plan on after our Glee 
Club Concert, would it be all right to have a midmight feed 
and sing "Coming down from Bangor" or some such charm- 
ing song? 

Don't fear for the reputation cf the third floor next year. 
We will all be so angelic that r.o one will ever know there 
third floor! None of us will do anything worse than prac- 
tice for the broad or high jumps at ten-thirty or eleven 
o'clock while the poor innocents under us are trying to get a 
little beauty sleep! 

Your one aim this year has been to perfect yourselves in 
the art of teaching. You have striven hard in your work 
and have proven yourselves capable cf doing much that is 
fine and good. 



I am prophesying that a few years from now there will be 
ten superintendents, six principals, several members of the 
State Board of Education and many, many wonderful teach- 
ers all belonging to the class of '23. When you have at- 
tained these great heights, remember once in a while that 
the class of '24 is just one short year behind you. 

Katherine Khnball '24 



Class ^>ong 

Tune: "Duna" 

When we were within your walls 

How little knew we e'er 
How dear to hearts you would become, 

Your mem'ries leave us ne'er. 
But now we are a-leaving you, 

And though the wide we roam, 
The dear old halls of Normal 

Call us home. 
The dear old halls of Norma] 
Call us home. 

The blue and gold of memories, 

With just a glint of tears, 
And happiness and laughter gay, 

Throughout our two short years. 
And though we wander far from here, 

Our hearts will cross the foam, 
When dear old halls of Normal 

Call us home. 
When dear old halls of Normal 
Call us home. 

Elizabeth C. Cooke 



llup ©ration 

".4 dainty plant is the ivy green." 
In choosing an emblem, by which we may be encouraged 
on our way over the winding, beckoning path of life stretch- 
ing before us, to conquer the trials awaiting us there, we too 
have followed the time honored custom of selecting the ivy. 
Gentle and firm, its symbolic ideals have withstood the 
test of the ages, surmounted the attack of fake ideals and 
vain ambitions, which so often try to crush out the worthy 
standards of life. Untarnished still it stands for Victory. 

Along its way, gracefully and confidently advancing its 
slender strength, reaching on to higher steeps, its delicate 
frosty beauty is enhanced by the glory of its achievements. 
Alone, unaided, it climbs on, extending its tendrils in a 
broadening mantle of sheltering friendliness for the smaller 
wayfarers. 

With us, we are taking many treasured memories tinged 
with a bit of sadness that shadows, for 

"There is something in our Normal 
Sets the class spirit astir. 
We must rise and follow her 
When from every hill and lane 
She calls and calls 
Each classmate by her name." 
Today, as we hesitate in starting the new stretch of our 
roadway, reluctant to part, yet anxious to test our strength, 
let the ivy so entwine its character with ours that we may 
go forth unafraid and steadfastly cling to the ideals which it 
embodies. And let us with Robert Browning sing: 



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"Then welcome each rebuff 

That turns earth's smoothness rough, 

Each sting that bids, nor sit nor stand, but go. 

Be our joys three part pain; 

Strive, hold cheap the strain. 

Learn nor account the pang. 

Dare, never grudge the throe." 

Elizabeth Dunph// 



3IU£ Song 



Tunc: "Voices of Evening" 

Now that we are leaving Normal 

Our hearts are filled with memories dear, 

Our voices join in songs of praises 
For Alma Mater in the coming year. 

As a token of our love, dear Normal, 

We plant this clinging ivy vine, 
A symbol of our life devotion 

To deck these dear old walls of thine. 

Climb, Ivy, strong and steady, 

May nothing mar your progress true, 
Protect and guard our dear old Normal, 
We leave the future years to you. 

R. Agan '23 

K. McMahon '23 



3uniot Class ifrtstorp 

In answer to the call of America for more experienced 

teachers to prepare her future citizens, fifty-four jolly but 
timid girls entered the halls of North Adams Normal School 
in the fall of nineteen twenty-one. These fifty-four mem- 
bers made up the class of nineteen twenty-three. 

Each realized to a moderate extent that she had a great 
task, a great duty, before her. Early in our career we be- 
came aware that we knew far less than we had credited 
ourselves with knowing, that in Miss Lamphier's class es- 
pecially, accuracy was not only helpful but necessary; that 
we could sing solos even though we thought we couldn't 
and that the class of nineteen twenty-three had few artists 
in its midst. We were also warned that although the Sen- 
iors were few in number they were exceedingly precious. 

After the first days of our sudden awakening we were in- 
formed that the faculty, in view of the fact that Mr. Smith 
had become our new principal, had planried a house warm- 
ing in his honor, and we were invited to help make this event 
a success. We do not know about the "surprise" of the 
party, but we do know that all concerned spent an enjoy- 
able evening at Mr. Smith's home. 

Shortly after, we were socially received by the members 
of the faculty and the Senior class at the annual "Junior 
Reception." On this occasion we discovered two inter- 
esting and welcome facts. The first was that the Seniors 
were as fun loving as we, while the second was that Miss 
Skeele was "a friend to drive away the gloomy hours," 
which fact became known when she gave her demonstration 



waltz with the broom. We had often heard that this or 
that man was a "stick" but we had never tried this substi- 
tute for dancing partners. If for any reason your "man" 
can't come to the next dance don't feel too bad, just try 
Miss Skeele's suggestion. 

Then, the business activities of our class began A 
meeting of its members installed, Miss Madeline Tracy as 
its president, Miss Irene Messier as its vice-president, Miss 
Florence Mack as its secretary and Miss Ruth Nesbit as 
its treasurer. Some of us received invitations from the 
Seniors to become members of the Glee Club. It was with 
fear in our hearts and voices that we attended its first 
meetings. 

The last of October we were told that the first of a series 
of four "Man Dances" was to be held. "Man Dances"! 
"What are they?" "Who ever heard of a dance without 
men?" Such questions were among the many asked by us 
when we heard this expression. Later we found that there 
could, indeed, be dances without men. You may be sure 
that each girl present at this affair resolved to take advan- 
tage of this one of few such occasions, and had the best time 
possible. Eleven o'clock sounded all too soon, and good- 
byes must be hastily said to the lads who had been found 
with such difficulty. Many were the girls from the "dorm" 
who that night expressed an envy of the "home" girls, as 
they climbed the stairs of the "dorm" to retire and inciden- 
tally to dream of "the man" of the first "Man Dance." 

Miss Skeele again showed her interest in twenty-three by 
helping in the planning of our Party for the Seniors. Here, 
again, we found the Seniors an enjoyable group. Who will 
ever forget the costumes of Mr. Smith and Myron, on that 
night? Not one member of twenty-three at least. 

By Christmas, the "dorm" girls had accustomed them- 
selves to the rules of their "council" and were wearing hats, 
if not because of the "hat rule" because of the cold. 

With the beginning of the second half of our school year, 
our dear friend and adviser, Mrs. Couch, left us to take a 
trip south to improve her health. Mrs. Caldwell took up 
her duties and made an able substitute for us. 

Who will forget the pride of our class upon the publication 
of the first school paper under the capable direction of Miss 
Ruth Clarke and her able assistants? Nineteen twenty- 
three may always remember with pride that she is the 
"mother" of the school's first paper. We hope that in years 
to come The Axis will continue to improve as it has under 
her direction. 

In March we witnessed one of the finest productions ever 
presented at our school. This play, "The Three Chauffeurs," 
was given by the Seniors under the careful supervision of 
Miss Baright. To her was extended the hearty congratu- 
lations of a most appreciative audience. Until then we had 
failed to realize that twenty-two had so many good substi- 
tutes for the opposite sex. 

On April twenty-eighth we watched, with longing, the 
Seniors start on their trip to Boston which they had been 
planning so long. Then, we resolved that our class, too, 
would take a trip, not to Boston, but to Washington. 
Whether or not we should be successful remained to be seen. 
The Seniors warned us, and the faculty advised us, not to 
place our goal too far away, but all to no avail. 

At last, the Juniors were to have a chance to prove to 
the public of North Adams that they had in their midst a 
group of talented young women capable of its patronage. 
And so, on May nineteenth, in spite of the disapproval of 
the weather man, the Glee Club Concert was given. 

During our short stay at North Adams Normal we learned 
to love and admire the Seniors and faculty and it was with 
deep regret that we realized that graduation was near at 



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"Jo 



, j that the time had come when we must say adieu 

* > * 1 ', fiends we loved. After the impressive exercises we, 

C fc» Juniors of yesterday, were Seniors, dignified Seniors, 

ted to inspire and lead the new Juniors. Let us here 

• , three cheers for "Old Normal," its faculty, and the class 

I nineteen twenty-two. Three cheers, may we say, for 

r first successful year as members of this school. May 

our second year be as successful, if not more successful 

than our first. 

With the pledge to return with two dollars and a half to 
■tart out Washington Fund, the "New Seniors" departed to 
spend the summer recess in play and study to prepare for 
the last year at Normal. 

Florence Mack 



Senior Claes 1bi$ton> 

WHAT a fine feeling it roused to see our teachers and 
friends again after our long summer's vacation! (For 
we were Seniors though we sometimes persisted in calling 
ourselves Juniors.) Better still, when the roll was called, 
every one of the Seniors proved true to her promise to return 
in the fall. 

What a pleasure it was to welcome such a large class of 
Juniors! Another source of great enjoyment was to find 
the new members of our faculty present. There was Miss 
Evelyn Perry, who came to take charge of the Musi? and 
Arithmetic; Mr. Wallace Venable for Zoology, Botany, and 
Gardening; and the new Principal of Mark Hopkins, Mr.C.E. 
Carpenter. At Taconic Hall we welcomed our new Assist- 
ant Matron, Miss Virginia Sears. 

We Seniors, proud of our loyal members, found another 
surprise waiting for us when Pauline Johnson, Edith Fobes, 
and Elizabeth Dunphy enlisted with us. And here we were, 
well launched with numbers aplenty. For captain and 
officers we elected: 

President, Helen O'Neill 

Vice President, Lilian Douglas 

Secretary, Rita Agan 

Treasurer, Katherine McMahon. 

With the backing of a crew of enthusiastic and willing 
workers, with a stock of ideas, a cargo of suggestions and 
plans (lesson plans), chests of good feeling, and a small 
amount of money, they started us on our year's voyage. 

From time to time, we let people know what we were doing 
through our Junior project, The Axis. The columns of this 
paper told that Seniors as well as Juniors and faculty were 
well on their way early in September. Our reception to the 
Juniors proved to us that we were over one hundred strong 
as a school, and our new school mates were fast becoming 
loyal and helpful friends. 

For Section 2 of the Seniors, the long-looked-for time soon 
came when we could find ourselves in front of a class of real 
children. What an inspiration children are, and how fine a 
feeling it was to think we were really teaching! As we look 
back on those early experiences, we wonder sometimes that 
there are any survivors of our questioning ways to keep Sec- 
tion 1 still busy. Soon the tides changed, however, as they 
will do, and we found we could certainly make use of every 
bit of knowledge we possessed in order to keep up with these 
children. Every assignment at the training school proved 
increasingly interesting and continues to do so for the half 
of the class now out teaching. 

Classes also took on new interest for us. Here we were 
learning about everything in nature around us. In both 



- r-** * »> w beginning b >' P ot " 
Geography and Zoolog>. «* • ; ~ ^ , he re mains of our 
ting out-of-doors. W« r.rs: ««« -^ ^^^ they see med 
labor in the gardens Mueft *» 'jV^.f trim rows. How 
like little forests instead of -*•• - x / ;; crU<ketB and grasshop- 
we did enjoy our field crip* '°.\*^". he merest little fellow 
pers! How glad »v «? «° Tj %vtuier we learned that 
far from our limits. ««« _ ^ .-nytish breathed with a 
fish ate "fish food": and sr ** J ^, mU , d Brad i ey Street 
"breathing apparatus. Ttuw .^ , hv and learned many 
or visited Natural Bridge to- *•" w ^'inspiration was ours 
new things about North Adams ^^ ^j 

and ever shall be from our pKv* ^^ ^^ we80onde _ 

From our roamings around ... -^ generate d xim and 
veloped a spirit of adventurv ^ fortunate we are to 
strength for a hike up ^J* ,| u , gowning height of 

have within our midst tt"> -e «- -_^ ^ Albany wn ich held 
Massachusetts. Next »v h:1 :.*.\'. ;ipiu ,l an d Educational 
many delightful interests^ -^ ^ rf ^^ M provide d 
Buildings, the Schuyler * w ";, v ^ ulignt drive home aceom- 
special features for us. W •*£ ^ l<our8e over the hills of 
panied with cheerful songs l, ^ - ^ &n Qld bridg<? 
Vermont. Never forget ** ;!' ne the lighter. Thor- 
— that standing up will nu»M • • ^^ convinced more 
oughly thrilled with our ^*;7 w ' ash i ngton . Even though 
than ever that we must ^ H Mef time, we had developed 
school had beer, in session Ml t ^ ^ ., Nqw aftpr & short 
the mania for "a 1 np W * v {q pugh fonvar(i an y- 

journey we were enthni W a f ^ ^ fund 
thing which meant a luth ... . ^ from msg Baright 

As the result of the inspira" ^^ ear]y .„ the year . 
and this desire, we K*ai k ^ attempt> it not only 
The Columbus Play »» ' L . tW olfth of October, but helped 
served as a celebration tor ^ ^ ^^ together an d 

to prove to us that w0 * ho Pi i gr im Play, written by 
write plays." The "ex •• about three hun drod 

our girls. With tins, we . « < ^ Qf the ^ The 
and fifty of the children '• ^^ portraying the 

Christmas Entertainment. . ^ presented and showe d 
History of Christmas I eco . ^ ^^ ^ au dience. 
a unique way of bringing . « • arouri d, we were right in 
By the time that M'n * '^ was concer ned. The 
our element as far as pia. i <vvmed m0 st fitting for the 
selection of a " t ^ p , vl ion and attention given to 



class play. The rmmiU »-j— ■ jn the fina , presentat ion. 

every detail was certaini. ^ , md how happy we were 

' u ' lUul "J' j|. lriB ht we owe all credit we re- 



plea 

at the success. 
ceivedfrom.,nsa,nc ;; -,> i( ^ (amethe 

Along with oin Pl.» hji( a help it was t0 us _ yet W hat 
"Better Speech tt eoK A ^^ uaing rfang or ,„„,r 

a drain on our pocket l« . »■ • ^^ ^ „ A Magic VouV 
English was lined a»« t»jfc« ■ ^„ ^ g . yen The lalt er 
and the "Episode of Mi. ^ demonstralod to us that 

was worked up by <»» « ing any names , made very 

several of tin g.rls. i »' ^ 

good dictionaries n ; ^^ a pr ■ t 

While under the nflw m« gay grew out of . -felt 

sprang up, or 1 skpp ' were a hungry orow d, or a 

need ." W»rttw«» l " r sh0 uld say not! Yet 

group of underfed '""" ' " 0ur County of Berkshire 
this is what we pn.|u«aj ,; effect8 „ all ver the 

held and provided so mu" • ther? We could easily 

state-why not ^''"^'^Uowing something from every 

make a food and l^*J££S ^^Berkshire Banquet" nex 
town in the county. The nam ^ ^ meant go lt 
came to our ears. N« ,l " leyer and entertaining 

happened that we J^J*^ to eat-such an appropriate 
evening, a good turn «'»' 



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combination. It was our privilege to have as guests mem- 
bers of the faculty who joined us most heartily. Full of 
initiative, they responded with witty speeches and songs. 
The memory of this feasting will last as will the large map 
we made. We owe our accomplishment to the careful and 
untiring work of Miss Sholes and Mr. Eldridge who made 
such an aifair possible. 

At certain clearly stated intervals of the year beginning in 
the fall, we ventured upon our social roles. These presented 
themselves as "Man Dances." This year we found that we 
could not hope to "softly glide" without interruption within 
the walls of Taconic Hall. Thus it was that we showed our 
individuality once more in entertaining at Normal Hall. It 
was not so "normal" either that night. What had hap- 
pened? Had a cyclone struck the place? If so, it was very 
helpful, for the desks, chairs, and everything suggesting the 
atmosphere of the assembly were swept away, and the place 
looked festive and gay. The members of our receiving line 
appeared to enjoy themselves even though they were "out 
of the way on the Church Street side of the hall." We have 
now had three of these functions, and Mr. Smith has con- 
gratulated us on the fine spirit of the evenings spent in this 
wise. May our last dance on the eve of Class Day be a 
fitting climax to these pleasant events! 

All these good times and work still went on. What could 
we do to earn money? Have a bazaar? Just the thing! 
So it was that we planned to provide Christmas gifts for 
everyone, that is — all who cared to help the class by pur- 
chasing useful articles displayed in the gymnasium. Vari- 
ous booths were arranged to hold fancy work, candy, a fish- 
pond, lolly-pops, and fortune tellers. Here, again, the cook- 
ing department was requisitioned. How quickly our home- 
made candies disappeared! We seemed to progress much 
through the correlation of departments. Just think what a 
fine chance this was to put to test our ability in store arith- 
metic. A "sympathy orchestra" (consisting of "ukes" and 
the piano) played for the amusement of the children present, 
while Pauline Johnson danced and Bessie Barber sang. 
Now that our secret hope, Washington, seemed clearer to 
our view, we were glad to acknowledge that prospects were 
brighter, as we had made seventy-five dollars. Each girl 
now pledged herself to earn one dollar a month. So it was 
that we found plenty of candy, good "eats," and helpful 
service ; prevailing. It was only a matter of small cost to 
have a shoe shine, hair curl, manicure, or even a "feed." 
This competition surely laid low old H. C. L. of former times 
and swelled our treasury. 

After Christmas we turned our attention to a new enter- 
tainment. Through the suggestion of Miss Perry, we were 
to illustrate song poems and the Songs of Seven. This 
bi ought back to us many of our sweet "Songs that Never 
Grow Old." To complete the program, there was aesthetic 
dancing by Beth Cooke and Pauline Johnson and songs by 
the Glee Club. The eminent success was due to the hard, 
continuous efforts of Miss Perry. Miss Baright kindly read 
for us, and Miss Pearson and Mrs. Van lent a willing hand 
to arrangements. Was not this a fine demonstration of 
what we as teachers might do another year with our children? 

A new semester now began. Our new subject was Psy- 
chology. When we think of all we took for granted before, 
it makes us thankful to know now that we have reasons to 
back U3 up. How glad we were to find that we could adopt 
that phrase "that's the psychology of it" and really know 
what we were saying! What a treat it was to go to class and 
listen to Mr. Smith's stories! Were they not illustrative and 
to the point? How everyone of us wished she might train 
her memory to be as acute as his! However, never carry 
your laws of association so far as to make you think of a 



certain person when you see a goat in his window. 

An added feature of our work presented itself as drama- 
tization. Beginning with the primary stories, we soon ad- 
vanced to those of the grammar grades. We took up play 
writing again. This time we had stories from texts for a 
foundation. We developed our characters, too, all the way 
from a "bench dog" to a walking "Wolf" in Rip Van Winkle. 

Our inter-class affairs during the winter took the form of 
stationary basketball which was a source of much compe- 
tition. The Juniors showed their athletic powers by beat- 
ing us at this. Our accomplishments in debate demon- 
strated that Senior I. was more capable than the other sec- 
tion, but that the Juniors could outwit us on the Japanese 
question. 

Now for Washington! Our Captain and President 
Helen O'Neill, had planned this cruise for us from the be- 
ginning of the year. Through thick and thin she steered 
and encouraged every venture. We now elected two splen- 
did chaperons, Miss McCormack and Mr. Cummings. The 
last Saturday in April the wished-for day came. Every one 
of us feels gratified for the effort of earning the money. We 
think that all citizens of our Nation should, at some time or 
other, visit the center of our democracy. No place could 
ever be more inspiring! The lessons with Miss Pearson led 
to the appreciations for the magnificent buildings, beautiful 
designs, and sculpturing. We certainly could not have taken 
a more lovely time of year to be there. The city was ad- 
vanced into spring and everything was perfect. What a 
feeling of patriotism was received and with what awe and 
reverence did we visit the sacred places where Washington 
and Lincoln had been! We could not help thinking of that 
quotation: 

"Lives of great men all remind us 
We can make oui lives sublime. 

And departing, leave behind us 
Footprints on the sands of time." 

We had never realized to such an extent how true this really 
was. Then there was the heavenly spot at Mt. Vernon, that 
old colonial bit of beauty. We can never hope to tell of 
the promptings and emotions furnished by oui stay here. 
Every one of us has carried away a heart full of love for her 
country and feels a pride made possible by the work of our 
great and noble countrymen. We cannot help but think, 
in connection with the trip, of our splendid faculty and 
Juniors, who had to put up with a great deal while we were 
preparing to go. 

The Glee Club, made up of both Seniors and Juniors 
under the direction of Miss Perry, has accomplished great 
things. The annual concert given a month ago was most 
unusual. A fine choice of songs was rendered, and the inter- 
pretations of artists added greatly to the enjoyment of the 
program. 

Along our horizon now rise the thoughts of Commence- 
ment. Are we so near to the end as this? No, our Ban- 
quet, Class Day, and Graduation are here, but the end for 
this class can never be! We wish to tell the Juniors that 
we shall ever have fond memories of our year together. 

To teachers ever loyal and true, 
We owe the praise for all we do. 
We know not what our fates will be; 
But we are content to wait and see. 
The honor we give you, we cannot rhyme 
But we hope to show it in future time. 

Alice Smith 



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propbecp Jfto. i 

What a coldness clutched my heart! What a shiver in- 
vaded my spine as I entered that room, deathlike in its 
stillness. The single candle sputtering and flickering in the 
corner doggedly did its duty. On the walls and over the 
scant furniture, grotesque and awful figures danced in sol- 
emn, sad succession. A single chair, weary of life, was lean- 
ing dejectedly against the wall. Suddenly a shrill scream 
broke the silence. The candle flickered, flamed, and died. 
The hush of the room seemed to be broken for a moment and 
with the return of that ominous quiet I became aware of a 
presence. A voice, sweet as the song of a thrush, startled 
my ears by saying, "Long, long ago, as far back as '23, you 
took a trip to Washington with your class. A visit to the 
Capitol was made. When you were leaving to each one was 
granted a wish. You deliberated a moment and then wished 
that you might at some time know what each member of your 
class was doing. Many years have passed since that day, 
but we have now decided that the time has come for such a 
disclosure. I am to reveal the facts to you. 

"Do you remember how skilful Rit Agan was with a bas- 
ketball? She has increased her efficiency, for today three 
balls hang outside the little shop she runs. It is conducted 
exclusively for Normal students and Rit accepts everything 
from broken down hairnets to a contract for Teachers' 
Pension. 

"There is an author of great renown, known as Marg. 
Dadson. Her latest and most popular book is entitled, 
'The Faithful Shepherd's Son.' 

"Edith Fobes, after the training she received at North 
Adams Normal, has taken a position as night-watchwoman 
on board The Monitor. Here, her duty is light compared to 
what it was in Normal for everyone observes the 'ten bells' 
signal. 

"Harriet Hawks, Harriet Hawks! Oh! yes. Many 
moons ago she was in a tableau at Drury Hall. What a 
charming bride she made! A certain Archie was present 
that evening and from that day forth decided that Harriet 
should be none but his. He is still striving to win her heart 
by singing hymns to her every Sunday. 

"A sweet and dignified lassie dances before my vision. 
Yes, it is Gladys Hall. Gladys has taken pity on her less 
fortunate sisters and, to assist them in the rules of etiquette, 
she has invented a square knife with a contrivance by which 
peas may be safely and gracefully conducted from the plate 
to the mouth. 

"Ah! The column which attracts the women — the only 
reason for which they buy the Boston Advertiser. You've 
guessed it, the Lonely Hearts' Column, edited by Florence 
Mack. Florence has had much experience and is fully qual- 
ified to answer all questions that bob up. 

"What is that I hear, a song? 'Pat McCarty, hale and 
hearty.' Pat went in for a number of things. She started 
a barber shop, a second-hand clothing establishment, and 
finally ended up by inventing a mouse trap, guaranteed to 
catch all night prowlers without hurting either the trapper 
or the trapped. It is absolutely noiseless. 

"Edith McCann has gone in for music. She and Irene 
Messier travel together and conduct very successful con- 
certs. As a result the two young ladies are now touring 
the country in their own Fierce Sparrows. 

" 'Soup' for the first course? Oh, no, we're just chatting 
about 'Gene' O'Brien. After teaching a few years Gene 
decided she was equally talented as an artist. From actual 
observation she has produced a painting which is in gTeat 
demand by the whole class of '23. The name of it is 'The 
Blue Boy.' A short history, written by the author, accom- 
panies each copy. 



"Was there a Kathleen McCann in your class? She has 
developed into a very efficient business woman. Kathleen 
is manager of a "guide tour" in Washington. Occasionally 
Kat allows her husband to accompany her on heT tours about 
the city, to keep him in practice for special parties. 

"There is another member of the Class in Washington — 
Louise McDonough, who has taken an office position there. 
Since Louise's arrival in 'No Man's Land' the name has lost 
its significance. A frequent visitor to Miss McDonough's 
abode is Ruth Potter. Ruth is a leading politician and 
spends quite a bit of her time in the District of Columbia. 
All letters to Miss Potter may be addressed to the Winston 
Hotel, Washington, D. C. 

"A married woman is also in your class. You knew her 
as Joe Mooney. Joe lives in Yonkers with her husband and 
two children, Henry and Josephine. 

"Have you seen the new screen actress? Yes, it is your 
own darling 'Marj' Kennedy. Marj has replaced a name- 
sake of hers, the famous Madge Kennedy. 

"You had in your midst a Salvation Army lass, Jessie 
Scott. Jessie has done much for the organization, partly 
because of the fact that she looks so charming in her uniform. 

"Your best all round girl, Madeline Tracy, was always 
the kind who liked her 'Bills' to come promptly the first of 
every week and preferred 'Gym' on Wednesdays and Fri- 
days. She is now attempting to get bills from Jims. From 
door to door she trudges with her little set of books, in- 
quiring, 'Have you had one of these?' She has an able as- 
sistant in Gladys Wemple, her silent but powerful partner. 

"Ruth Wilder never liked cats but, to strengthen her will 
and incidentally to put some psychology into practice, Ruth 
has established a home for these little creatures. 

"Ding, dong, bell! 'Dot' Wheeler heard bells once too 
often. The last ones were the wedding bells for Dot is the 
happy wife of a lumber merchant. He has a flourishing 
trade selling toothpicks. 

"It was once believed that Ruth Nesbit would lose her 
buttons, but 'Neb' has turned the tables on you. Because 
of the diligent way in which she used the early hours of her 
Junior year, after waking her businesslike neighbor, Nebby 
is now a skilled seamstress. 

" 'Jack of all trades and master of all' is Beth Cooke. 
Beth has taken up a number of things. While rooming in 
No. 13 Beth became interested in bees, and as a result spent 
much time teaching bees to call each other, 'Little bunch o' 
honey.' Beth also made a success of swimming. Through 
her efforts everything from stones to ducks make an aesthetic 
appearance in the water. The last thing this 'peppy person' 
did was to establish an institution for refugees made home- 
less through fires. 

"You would never recognize Catherine McCarty. She is 
traveling as the fat woman in the circus of which Gert Tyei 
is manager. It happens to be the Barnum and Bailey 
Circus." 

What was that I heard — a bell? Not one, but two, no 
three. It was half past six and these were the rising bells 
It had all been a dream. 

Katherine Drennan 



Clas0 propbecp IRo. 2 

All my heart seemed bent on slumber 

But though in my bed I nestled, 

Sleep in vain had sought my eyelids 

For I lay there, thinking, thinking, 

While my tired brain went weaving 

Back and forth and in and outward, 

As a spider with her tracing 

Spins a web of sheerest gossamer. 

So I lay there in the darkness, 

Velvet darkness, soft caressing, 

Lifted, swayed, and touched my forehead, 

Lulled me into rest and quiet, 

And I sank into a slumber, 

Half a dream and half a vision 

Till I saw in haze before me 

Days, that in the life of many 

Dearest are, those days at Normal. 

Rose and silver, opalescent, 

Rose and silver, intermingled, 

Gladsome days in youth's gay springtime. 

So I wandered out through dreamland 

Wreathed in gauzy mists of slumber. 

And a sighing led me onward 

Seeking that of which I knew not; 

Onward, through the pale green mosses, 

Dripping with the dew of nightfall; 

Onward, through the clinging bushes, 

Through the beds of purple lilies, 

Through the fleur-de-lis and violets, 

Till a voice within me murmured, 

Whispered low, "Your search is ended." 

And I saw a grove about me 

Cleared of all the under-bushes. 

There, like guards of Fate, were standing, 

Tall and stern, like Druid temples, 

Swishing pines, that moved and murmured 

Till their murmurs grew to whispers, 

And their whispers grew to voices, 

Till they spoke in proclamation: 

"Listen to this tale we tell thee, 

Listen to our words of wisdom. 

Prophets of thy future are we. 

It behooves thee well to listen." 

Then the voices fell to silence. 

Still I listened there, in waiting, 

Held my breath in sobbing silence, 

Till a wandering breeze set whispering, 

Druid voices, fate portending, 

And with startled heart I listened 

To the words the night breeze brought me. 

"To a certain shop in Paris, 

Followers of a new cult wander. 

There to see above the doorway, 

'Clarke and Coue — No more illness.' 

And to hear a voice a-chanting, 

'Come and throw away your crutches. 

See and walk, you blind and lame ones. 

Day by day, you doubters, scornful, 

Better and better, grow the faithful.' " 

After pausing in the breezes 

Again the swishing grew to voices: 

"In from Williamstown each morning 

Came a girl whom you loved dearly. 

'Lil' for short you often called her. 

Now she lives in Cincinnati. 

Teaches dancing for beginners, 



Social dancing, of the latest. 

Happy there your Lil is living. 

Teaching in the Normal Art School, 

Designing raiment as a sideline, 

There is Alice Smith, our classmate, 

Clever in all lines of working 

She at last has found her calling. 

And this last you soft must whisper 

Only to your close companions, 

Alice Smith is really married 

In spite of all her protestations 

Fast and furious, made at Normal, 

The same as in Fate's every card game 

Hearts were trumps and Al was winner. 

Congratulations to you. Alice!" 

Again a zephyr stirred the pine trees 

To their customary chatter, 

"In the Old Ladies' Home at Pittsfield 

Eighty years from now, you'll wander, 

There to find Peg Shea, Ann Larkin, 

Two old pals in years at Normal, 

Now the very instigators 

Of a plan for civic welfare. 

They have formed an Anti-Flirt Club. 

Thus things change, you see. dear classmates." 

Now the voices in the branches 

Swelled, and grew to great proportions, 

Sang and shouted to the breezes: 

"Your Beth Dunphy teaches music 

In a finishing school for women. 

Hearken to the song they're singing. 

Hearken," said the breezes rightly. 

And I thought my ears deceived me, 

For swelling out upon the night wind, 

Came that song, Beth's only favorite, 

"No," the breezes shouted loudly 

And the air called back in triumph, 

"We have some bananas today." 

Then a voice as though exhausted, 

Said in tones soft and pellucid, 

"Out upon the fragrant prairie, 

Where a rancher lives in comfort, 

You will find a classmate living. 

Medbury, is her name no longer 

But her life long wish is granted 

For now she looks at Starrs forever." 

Now all voices joined in chorus 

As though refreshed at Mabel's story; 

"In a double house are living 

In a city, fair and beauteous, 

Classmates two, and living peacefully. 

One has one side, one the other; 

One has one child, one the other; 

Olive lies and Rut hie Reynolds, 

Life long pals and boon companions." 

And the voices fast continued: 

"In that city, fair and beauteous, 

Happily, lives another couple: 

Helen O'Neill and our Blanche Olsted, 

Partners in their life's vocation, 

Directors in a fine gymnasium." 

And the night wind gently touched me, 

To my very skin seemed soothing. 

And no wonder, for the statement 

Made by all the breezes solved it. 

"Principal of a school in Pittsfield, 

Reputation, wins Kay Drennan, 

And a little side experiment 



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Makes her even more so famous — 

"Ask your favorite druggist for it, 

'Kay's Complexion Cream'; he'll have it." 

And I remembered how we always 

Used to wish we knew your secret 

In those days at Normal, Kay dear. 

Again the night wind swelled with music 

And the breezes spoke together — 

"Kay McMahon, a great composer, 

Wrote thi6 song and many others. 

Music supervisor is she, 

In that place called New York City. 

Quite a future, Kay McMahon!" 

Then the music faded softly 

Into one grand acclamation, 

As for some great person shouting; 

And I listened to the voices: 

"Bessie Hurley, the class darling, 

Is a senator at Congress, 

Favorite speaker of both Houses, 

Honors the name of Massachusetts! 

Hail to Bessie, our class darling!" 

All at once a deadly silence 

Fell upon the night winds' sighing. 

Would they speak no more that evening? 

Maybe not; but, yes, a voice stirred, 

Whispered, rustled into speaking: 

"See this picture here before you, — 

Tall and stately, on a hilltop 

Stands a mansion, 'Sheerin's Boys' School,' 

And the matron, Alice Sheerin, 

Is a woman well worth knowing. 

Now her one strong regulation 

Makes us think of days at Normal: 

'Any negroes herein entering, — 

And the same applies to Chinese — 

Are required to bleach complexions. 

This, per order of the Matron. 

Reason: — Recall that trip to Washington.' " 

Then the breezes laughing softly 

Kissed my brow and swept to northward, 

Leaving this among the branches: 

"In from Williamstown with Lillian 

Every morning came Peg Dunfrey. 

Now our Peg has wandered southward, 

Wandered into New York City. 

There to start a shop for women. 

Fashion worships at her footstool. 

At her word, turn whims of fancy. 

Queen of beauty, found in Paris." 

Then the breezes blew on calmly, 

Steadily spoke the Druid voices: 

"If you'd ever chance to wander 

Back some day to N. A. Normul, 

There to find a matron living, 

Know her for your Marion Woodard. 

Know you that she was House President 

In the year '23 at Normal, 

And so well she did her duty 

That she now presides as Matron." 

Then the breezes started dancing 

As a violin bow dances 

Till they spoke in measures lilting: 

"Married to a splendid fellow, 

Happy now is Pauline Johnson. 

But because she still loves dancing, 

She composes dances now-a-days, 

And is joyful in her fancy." 



So the dancing breeze continued 

Softly, to the words that followed: 

"Dancing feet trip ever lightly 

In Miss Edwards's lisle stockings." 

So you have a patent, Bunnie, 

Queer it is that they are lisle. 

Then the breezes, soft and crooning, 

Sang a lullaby of dove notes, 

"Sweet and low," the breezes whispered, 

"Sweet and low," the echoes murmured. 

And so the lullaby continued 

And they said: "Look at this picture, 

In a cunning little love-nest, 

Sits your Carrie Finck a-rocking, 

While dimpled hands rub curly top-knot 

And a voice says, 'Sleepy Muvver.' " 

Oh, those breezes, how they scampered 

"Coming Through the Rye," they shouted, 

While the Druid voices murmured: 

"Margaret Lowriet your own classmate, 

Now at length a book has written, 

And the title is 'Scotch Folk-Tales.' V 

Happy then the zephyrs shouted 

Till I heard a girl's voice singing 

"Top o' the Mornin' " sang she blithely, 

And I thought of Bessie Barber. 

Then the breezes spoke in union: 

"Prima donna now is Bessie, 

Singer at the courts of Europe." 

All the little breezes brought me 

Scents of flowers in their bosoms, 

And the voices still relating 

Said in accents mild and mellow: 

"Grace Bunnell is in a city, , 

Owner of hair dressing parlors, 

Dressing hair and selling flowers, 

So her life-long wish is granted." 

Then the winds blew through the tree tops, 

And the clicking of the branches 

Sounded like a busy office. 

All the breezes whispered gently: 

"Genevieve Coffey now is working 

In an office where she's manager. 

Famous now is your 'Gen' Coffey." 

Then the idle zephyrs brought me 

The sweet clean smell of new-turned furrows, 

And the voices of the Druids 

Spoke in accents faint and distant: 

"Gertrude Mazanec now is partner 

Of Luther Burbank, far renowned. 

Now she's famous and successful — 

Honors Class of Twenty-Three now. 

Gertrude Boyle is now in business, 

Keeps a boarding house in Boston. 

0. Henry is her favorite author." 

Then, in fading, dying music, 

The mystic breezes ceased to murmur. 

And in fading, left behind them 

Incense of a Druid temple. 

Then a small, far voice spoke gently 

"Further search is futile, mortal 

Stay not here, for all is ended. 

Depart, frail one, and come back never." 

So I rose and started homeward. 

Homeward, through the purple mid-night 

While the sky above me glistened, 

Shone with souls of by-gone lovers, 

Stars of heaven, looking downward. 



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But so musing, I grew careless 

And I steppod into a morass. 

All its long gray arms clung to me, 

Sucked me down in smothering terror. 

Then I tho't of other comrades. 

Why had I not learned their future, 

Till I, sinking faster, faster, 

Into Death's dark hall below me, 

Gave a mighty leap and landed 

Right upon my chamber carpet, 

Gazing upward at the ceiling 

Thinking tho'ts profound and serious, 

I decided that no mortal 

Ought to eat mince pie for supper. 

Then I rose with joints a-tremble, 

Looked from out my chamber window 

And saw the first shell pink of sunrise. 

Flushing rose, the hills of morning, 

While the whole world, bathed in beauty 

Seemed a promise for the future. 

So, classmates, in our morning, 

When life's sun is just at rising 

E'er its beams are fading westward, 

Live a noble life and worthy, 

Be a soul who fears not sorrow, 

Steady, staunch and true, dear classma'es! 

Elizabeth Cooke, '23 



dines WT1UI 

VY/E, Ruth Irene Clarke and Edna Irene Messier, being 
of uncertain health, unsound minds, and disjointed 
memories, do solemnly write and declare this will in behalf 
of the Class of 1923: 
To Mr. Smith: The experiences of the Class of '23 to tell to 

future psychology classes. 
To Mr. Carpenter: Teachers like the Class of '23 to fill out 

his vacant positions next year. 
To Mr. Cummings: A guide book to lead him around safely 

when he travels. He knows the reason why. 
To Mr. Eldridge: Our sincere thanks for the help and good 

suggestions he gave for the benefit of our class. 
To Mr. Venable: All success in garden plots in the years to 

come. 
To Miss Baright: The suggestions and ideas gained from our 

class to carry on socialized recitations. 
To Miss Pearson: Our class gives her its prompt attendance 

to recitations. 
To Miss Lamphier: All the nice men we meet we shall send 

to her summer school. 
To Miss Skeele: The promise to carry on her line of work in 

our own schools. 
To Miss Bishop: More girls to take her kindergarten course 

next year. 
To Miss Sholes: Our respect and admiration for her as the 

first female autoist in our school. 
To Miss Perry: A set of rules, so that she may know what 

she can do at the dormitory. 
To Miss Feeley: Good luck and the remembrance of her 

experiences with us in psychology class to help her in her 

position next year. 
To Miss Allyn: All the good times and happy experiences 

that we have had during our two years' stay. 
To Miss Ferguson: A little spare time in which to enjoy 

herself. 



To Miss Sears: Our good wishes for her in her new position. 
To Mrs. Van Etten: A better behaved class than '23 or 

she will certainly have to go to California. 
To Mary Neal: Rita Agan's cheery smile. 
To Pearl Anderson: Bessie Barber's initiative. 
To Frances Hayes and Mary Anton: Some of Gert Boyle's 

assurance. 
To Edwyna Barber: Grace Bunnell's giggle. 
To Evelyn Phelps: Some of Ruth Clarke's imagination and 

success as editor-in-chief of The Axis to help her during 

the coming year. 
To Mary Meagher: Peg Dadson's "playfulness." 
To Helen Reichard: Genevieve Coffey's devotion for one 

man. 
To Mabelle Clarke: "Cel" Davine's bashfulness. 
To Marion O'Malley: Beth Cooke gives her wit to make her 

remarks clever. 
To Milicent Salmon: Kay Drennan's ability to see humor 

in everything. 
To Grace Hathaway: Elizabeth Dunphy's breezy airs. 
To Marion Briggs: Lilian Douglas gives her love of dancing. 
To Ruth Young: "Peg" Dunfrey's chattering ability. 
To Relenza Manchester, Florence Wagnet, Margaret 

Pederson: Gladys Wemple's quiet unassuming ways. 
To Dorothy Warfield: Nellie Slein's spice of life. 
To Evelyn Bullen: A little of Bernice Edwards's ability to 

flatter people. 
To Harriet Yates, Mildred Tower and Mabel Walker: Ruth 

Reynolds's love of the opposite sex. 
To Marguerite Gobeille and Emma Vilmont: Louise 

McDonough's demureness and natural charm. 
To Doris Sime, Dorothy Sime, Gertrude Welch, Arlene 

Robbins, and Edith Sunden: "Marg" Kennedy's bids to 

Williamstown dances. 
To Dorothy O'Brien: Anna Larkin's love of auto rides, es- 
pecially if the car is red. 
To Etta Guillotte: Gertrude Mazanec's artistic skill. With 

this bit added to yours, we feel sure that you will some 

day be an artist. 
To Marion Spaulding: Margaret Lowrie's good sense. 
To Beatrice Alber: Ruth Potter's quiet temperament to 

keep her serene next year when she is House-President. 
To Mary Smith and Grace Whipple: Edith McCann's 

story-telling ability. We don't mean this the way it 

sounds, but in the literary line. 
To Agnes O'Keefe: Florence Mack's athletic interests. 
To Katherine Kimball: Gertrude Tyer's square dealings as 

President of the Class next year. 
To Hazel Tiedeman: The lively, entertaining ways of Alice 

Sheerin. 
To Helen Wheeler: "Peg" Shea's dimples to complete her 

beauty. 
To Rena Mills and Julia Curtin: Blanche Oldsted's ath- 
letic activities. 
To Edna Carpenter: Gene O'Brien's bashfulness. 
To Grace Williams and Doris Leland : Helen McCarty leaves 

her disjointed knee. We feel that "Pat" should get a 

little relief. 
To Helen Walsh: Madeline Tracy's skill in putting on 

vaudeville sketches at the dormitory. 
To Edith Lindquist: Alice Smith's friendliness with every- 
body. 
To Mabel Walker: Joe Mooney's interests at Williams. 
To Mildred Brown: Ruth Wilder's argumentativeness to 

help her in future debates. 
To Ruth Kershaw: A bit of Harriet Hawks's sweet manners 

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To Edna Blair and Mildred Daly: Ruth Nesbit's fear of 

fast auto driving. Then there can be no deaths in our 

class. 
To Constance Lovell, Anne Dahowski, and Esther Temple: 

Karolyn Finck's contagious smile. 
To Lucy Bump: Dorothy Wheeler's conscientiousness. 
To Frances Ferguson: Jessie Scott's flexible eye actions to 

develop her progress in attracting the male sex. 
To Florence Wood: Katherir.e McMahon's ability to play 

jazz music. With this added to yours, we shall soon se« 

you in vaudeville. 
To Jean Martin: A bit of Kathleen MeCann's petiteress to 

use in basketball games. 
To Florence Brodeur and Margaret Ryan: Edith Fobes's 

responsibility in attending school. 
To Julia Davin: Olive Isles's soothing voice. 
To Eunice Allyn: "Lou" Spencer's ability to catch a man, 

although "Eunie" doesn't want this accomplishment a 

bit. 
To Constance Phordt: Mabel Medbury's love of home. We 

hope, though, that you can break away better than has 

Mabel. 
To Grace Ansboro: Bessie Hurley's reasoning powers. We 

hope this will prevent her from throwing ink over herself 

every day. 
To Viola La Pierre and Greta Ohlson: A bit of Catherine 

McCarty's superb neatness. 
To Margaret Haggerty: Helen O'Neill's "pep", and Irer.e 

Messier's expressive, wide-awake ejes. 
To Marguerite Brown: Marion Woodard's calmness in 

dealing with important matters. 
To Mary Grogan: Pauline Johnson's approaching happiness. 
To Margaret Broderick: Gladys Hall gives her quiet dignity. 

In this way only can third floor become subdued. 
To Tin Can Alley: The botanical dump, in order that your 

tribe may be everlasting. 

As our minds are growing fainter, and our hands are 
getting weaker, we do place our signatures and set this seal. 

Ruth Inne Clarke 
Edna Irene Messier 
Witnesses: 

You. 



presentation of Class (Sift 

AS we, the class of '23, are about to assume the respon- 
sibility of a life of greater service to America, we pause 
to consider and review our happy experiences within lie 
walls of "Old Normal." 

As a small token of the apprecialicn of what cur Alrra 

Mater and its Faculty have done for us during our course 

here, we want to leave them a slight but sincere remembrance. 

And so, in behalf of the class of 1923, I wish to present to 

you, Mr. Smith, as a gift to the school, the "World Book." 

Lilian Dounlas '23 



Class Statistics 

Rita Agan Best friend 

Bessie Bareer Most willing 

Gertruee Boyle Most determined 

Grace Bunnell Prettiest hair 

Ruth Cla rke Most ambitious 

Genevieve Coffey Most studious 

Elizaeeth Cooke Wittiest 

Margaret Dadson Most serious 

Celestine Davine Meekest 

Katherine Drennan Prettiest 

M a rga ret Dunfrey Classiest 

Elizaeeth Dunfhy Class scream 

Bernice Edwards Most temperamental 

Carolyn Finck Frankest 

Gladys Hall Most dignified 

Harriet Hawks Most winsome 

Bessie Hurley Class darling 

Oli\ e Iles Calmest 

Pauline Johnson Cleverest 

Marjory Kennedy Class flirt 

Anna Larkin Jolliest 

Margaret Lgwrie Most conscientious 

Edith McCann Cutest 

Kathleen McCann Tiniest 

Helen McCarty Most carefree 

Catherine McCarty Most sympathetic 

Louise McDonough Most lovable 

Katherine McMahon Best hearted 

Florence Mack Most argumentative 

Rose Malone Best "Gardener" 

Gerirute Mazanec Most industrious 

Maeel Medi i ry Most home loving 

Irene Messier Most ladylike 

Josephine Mooney Neatest 

Ruth Neseit Best disposition 

Geneva O'Brien Class baby 

Helen O'Neill Most popular 

Greta Olhson Most sensible 

Blanche Olsted Best athlete 

Ruth Potter Quie'est 

Ruth Reynolds Most musical 

Jessie Scott Daintiest 

Margaret Shea Best dancer 

Alice Sheerin Most lively 

Nellie Slein Most entertaining 

Alice Smith Most attractive 

Louise Spencer Most literal 

Madeline Tracy Best all around girl 

G ertrude Tver Squarest 

Gladys Wemple Most unassuming 

Dorothy Wheeier Best complected 

Ri th Wl! der Most scholarly 

Marion Woodard Most loyal 



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<&\tt Club Concert 

T"HE annual concert of the Normal Glee Club, one of the 
important events of the school year, was held in Drury 
Auditorium, Friday evening, May eighteenth. 

The chorus of 40 girls dressed in white skirts, and middies, 
with black ties, was an impressive picture, as they took their 
places on the stage. Lending color to the scene, were the 
dancers' gowns of various shades, of organdie with garlands 
to match. 

The main feature of the evening was the ballet music from 
Faust entitled "May, the Maiden." Out of seven choruses 
of the ballet music, five of them were accompanied with 
dancing. Miss Pauline Johnson, originator of the move- 
ments, did the solo parts, and Miss Elizabeth Cooke ap- 
peared with her in some of the numbers. Others partici- 
pating in the dances were Mildred Brown, Julia Curtin, 
Frances Ferguson, Etta Guillotte, Marjorie Kennedy, Edith 
McCann, Jessie Scott, Kathleen McCann, Edith Sunden, 
and Margaret Shea. The solos in "May, the, Maiden" 
were sung by Katherine Kimball, Bessie Barber and Flor- 
ence Wood. Two other selections, which were especially 
fine, were given by 12 members of the Glee Club. 

Assisting in the program was Mrs. Blanche Robinson, 
reader, who was very much appreciated, while the fine work 
of Emil Calvacca, violinist, was unusually recognized to be 
a great addition to the enjoyment of the evening's program. 

The Glee Club is to be congratulated upon the character 
of its work, which showed marked excellence in harmony, 
shading, and interpretation. 

As a whole, the concert was one of the most enjoyable 
musical events which North Adams has heard during the 
season. 

To Miss Evelyn C. Perry, the director of the club, is 
given the credit for her energy, and ar.istic skill in making 
this concert such an unquestioned success. At the close of 
the concert, on behalf of the Glee Club girls, Helen O'Neil 
presented Miss Perry with a basket of roses, as a token of 
their thanks and appreciation for her untiring effort and 
enthusiasm. 

Margaret Lowrie '23 



Cije IBevkehixz banquet 

/^\ne of the interesting occasions of the year was the Berk- 
shire Dinner given November twenty-third by the Senior 
Class. While it was studying Berkshire County in Geog- 
raphy Class, and its food products were under consideration, 
Mr. Eldridge described a similar project of which he had 
heard, and thus suggested the idea of our banquet. 

Bessie Barber was chosen Chairman of the whole com- 
mittee for the management of the affair, with Pauline 
Johnson, Genevieve Coffey, Gertrude Tyer and Peg Shea, 
as her assistants. Other committees were also chosen. On 
the entertainment committee were Kay Drennan, chairman, 
Beth Hurley, Joe Mooney, Bernie Edwards, Helen O'Neil, 
Ruth Clarke, Ruth Reynolds, Olive lies, Rita Agan, 
Gertrude Mazenac and Florence Mack. On the decorating 
committee, were Gertrude Mazenac, chairman, Alice Smith, 
Gladys Hall, Helen McCarty, Jessie Scott, Josephine 
Mooney, and Peg Dadson. Each girl in the class had some 
part in the project. 



The faculty were of much assistance. Miss Sholes 
helped the girls to cook and serve the food. Miss Baright 
kept before us the necessity of good literature for all occa- 
sions, Miss Pearson suggested ideas for place-cards and 
decorations and Mr. Eldridge created a desire for the ban- 
quet and assisted whenever he thought we needed him. 

The banquet, was served in the Kindergarten Room 
which was prettily decorated with the school colors. Each 
of the fifty Seniors and all of the members of the Normal 
Faculty were present. Every article of food served was a 
product of Berkshire County except the salt and baking 
powder. 

Menu was as follows: 

Tomato Bisque 

(Tomatoes and Milk from North Adams> 

Crackers 

(North Adams i 

Roast Chickev-- Stuffed 

(Mt. Hope Farm, Williamstown) 

Potatoes — Mashed 

(Gt. Barringtoni 

Turnip— Mashed 

(Florida Mt.i 

Onions— Boiled 

(Clarksburgi 

Whole Wheat Muffins 

(Wheat from Alford, ground in Williamstown"! 

Apple Salad 

(Apples and nuts, Cheshire — Cream, North Adams' 

Steamed Apfle Pudding and Ice Cream 

(Whole wheat, Alford — Ice Cream, North Adams^ 

Ginger Ai.e 

(Williamstown'; 

Toasts, songs, cheers, and many sayings of wit and wisdom 

from Mr. Smith and other members of the faculty, added to 

the enjoyment of the evening. 



Senior 1Rote0 

VY/hat has the class of '23 been doing since last it was 
heard of in The Axis? You may be sure it has not been 
idle. No, it is never without something to do — the faculty 
sees to that. 

In the last account of the class, it was said that we were 
developing our dramatic ability to quite a degree. We have 
not stopped. At the beginning of the second semester, 
Miss Baright thought we needed practice so she proceeded 
to give us ample opportunity to rise to the highest round on 
the Ladder of Acting. Even so, we haven't reached there 
yet, but the day we went home for our spring vacation Miss 
Baright read to us the play which was to be given about the 
middle of April by the most dramatic members of the class. 
That meant work on the part of the girls directly after va- 
cation. And how they did strive to make this play one of 
the best, if not the best ever given by the N. A. N. S. Girls' 
They succeeded as any member of the audience who attended 
can prove. The date was set for April eighteenth, but be- 
cause of the sad death of Mrs. Couch, our teacher and 
ffiend, it was changed to a week later. The name of the 
play was "A Twig of Thorn," a sweet little story of Irish 
life at the time of the great famine in Ireland. Every one 
of the girls was suited to her part and they all deserve great 
praise for the piece of work they put on. To Miss Baright 
goes the real honor for the success of the play, for it is hard 
to imagine what it would have been without her patient 
hard work and interest. 



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Not much in the line of school work could be expected 
from the Seniors between the night of the play till the end 
of the week. Why? Were we not expecting to start on 
our long planned and hard earned trip to Washington? It 
would be an everlasting task to try to tell here of the won- 
derful time that was enjoyed by all who went. Suffice it to 
say that we did have a never-to-be-forgotten time. We 
tried to do justice to our chaperons, Miss McCormack and 
Mf. Cummings, and from their reports it is taken for grant- 
ed that we did. Miss Baright, owing to her health, was un- 
able to accompany us, but she was with us in our thoughts 
every minute. 

The Senior class has become interested in debating this 
year, and has given two debates before the faculty and stu- 
dent body. One was an inter-class affair, the subject of 
which was, "Resolved, that France is justified in occupying 
the Ruhr Valley and in controlling the industrial resources 
of that par't of Germany." The affirmative side, Ruth 
Clarke, Pauline Johnson and Florence Mack, won against 
Elizabeth Cooke, Katherine McMahon and Louise 
McDonough. The second one was a challenge from the 
Juniors, the subject being, "Resolved, that all Japanese 
immigrants should be prohibited from this country in the 
future." The affirmative side was put forth by the Juni- 
ors. Marguerite Brown, Mildred Brown and Etta Guillotte, 
and a forceful team it was! It had to be, for it beat its 
opponents from the Senior class, Ruth Clarke, Pauline 
Johnson and Florence Mack. Next year's Juniors will have to 
make a very exceptional class to put anything over on the 
Seniors. We have found out what our Juniors are made of. 

The first division of Seniors is working its hardest to live 
up to the excellent reputation made by the second division 
in its teaching. Our teaching is nearly over and when-these 
next three weeks have passed we will be alumnae instead of 
members of N. A. N. S. 

Oh yes! The next to the last Senior dance was almost 
forgotten. It must not be, for it was one of the most en- 
joyable dances during our two years here and will probably 
be remembered as such. We are now looking forward to 
the Senior Promenade, the biggest event of all. 

The next time we are heard of will be the last time, as a 
class. Even though it be the last time let us hope we will 
be remembered as having been a small credit at least to 
the school. 

Gladys M. Hall '23 



Htbletics 

\Y/hy were Tuesdays and Thursdays during the Junior year 
*" and Mondays and Wednesdays when we had risen to 
the rank of Seniors looked forward to with so much pleas- 
ure? Why, those were the days we had "gym." Enough 
said! What good times we had those first few weeks of 
school in 1921 ! What walks and games played on the lawns 
of Taconic Hall! Miss Skeele surely did have patience and 
perseverance when she tried to teach us tennis. Perhaps 
she didn't know what she was tackling, but she courageously 
held out until some of the girls learned the game. Notwith- 
standing these good times, we longed for the day when our 
instructor would put on the bulletin board a notice to the 
effect that "Juniors will meet in the gymnasium. 'Gym,' 
dress required." That day finally came, but still wc weren't 



satisfied. "Why can't we use the ladders and bars?" In 
due season we did even that, but the fun we had at the time 
didn't carry over the following two or three days when we 
found that we couldn't stir unless our stiffened muscles 
fairly creaked. We survived, however, and soon we found 
that we could do most anything without becoming lame 
at all. 

Of course all this time our basketball practice had been 
proceeding. It wasn't long before Miss Skeele suggested 
that we challenge the Seniors to a game of stationary. We 
did! We were beaten!! They won!!! 

At intervals during and especially toward the end of the 
year, we were shown queer looking tables like this: "2 A Ex. 
Up" etc. After a while we learned to interpret even these 
fairly well, for we knew we'd see more of them when we be- 
came Seniors. 

The crowning event of the year was Field Day when Ju- 
nior I competed with Junior II and furnished a grand good 
time for all. 

When we returned as Seniors, and learned what it meant 
to really work, we still looked forward to "gym" day. We 
carried on about the same kind of work as the past year with 
the addition of teaching experiences both at Mark Hopkins 
and with our own girls. 

The Junior-Senior games began earlier and were more nu- 
merous than the year before. We challenged the Juniors 
and barely carried away the honors of our first game of 
basketball. 

We have Miss Skeele to thank for our success in the line 
of athletics and we still have to show her of what material 
we are made when we enter our own schools next fall. Let 
us hope that when she ever has a chance t6 visit us, she will 
have no reason to go away disappointed. 

Gladys M. Hall 



leicbanges 



Since the last issue of The Axis the following exchanges 
have been received: 

The Taconic, Williamstown, Mass. 
Alpha, New Bedford, Mass. 
Pocumtuck, Deerfield, Mass. 
Orange Peate, Orange, Mass. 
Netop, Turners Falls, Mass. 
Unquity Echo, Milton, Mass. 
Drury Acad?me, North Adams, Mass. 

"We like the editorial entitled 'The Power of a Smile" 
in the October Axis. It is a worth while idea to publish 
poems, etc., by well known authors which have especial 
bearing upon the month in which the magazine is issued." 

— "Taconic" 

To the Alpha: Your paper contains some very good 
short stories. 

To the Pocumtuck: The cuts are very good, also a well 
arranged Literary Department. 

To Orange Peals: Your paper is quite complete. The 
cartoons are especially interesting. 

To Netop: This is a splendid little paper. It contains 
some very good short stories. 

To Unquity Echo: We welcome your booklet. It is a 
pleasure to add it to nurlict 



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MISS BARICHT AFTKR THK PLAY 



€bc Senior play 



"Tin dramatic inttlitict is well high universal" 

C. I), t until/. 

W hat an excited group the Senior class was when the name 
of our class play was given out! It took much thought to 
pick one suitable for our class, but finally "The Twig of 
Thorn." an Irish fairy play, was decided upon. 

The play could not he produced without the services of 
many capable actresses. Of course these were not difficult 
to find with such a large number of talented Seniors. 

Soon the work of rehearsing began in the reception room 
of the "dorm." Oh! What times we had! It seemed that 
the girls would never know their parts, and that the Irish 
dancers would never be able to keep their feet from being 
mixed up with those of their neighbor. However, Miss 
Baright encouraged them by saying that peasant folic were 
not supposed to be experts. Whereat the girls went to work 
with a will and after a while they could sing and dance 
"The Fiddler of Kerry" to perfection. 

So rehearsal after rehearsal came and went for several 
weeks. The words came to stay. The dances and songs 
grew familiar and the girls had even learned their cues, 
when we were told that the real stage was being prepared. 
Then arrived the work of furnishing and decorating the 
stage which was accomplished by borrowing numerous 
things here, there and everywhere, until, before we knew it, 
we had a typical Irish kitchen arranged. 

When we had had a few nights of practice on the stage, 
and had learned how to fill the larger space and to shut the 
doors after us, our dress rehearsal came. This was the first 
time the members of the cast had tried on their costumes 
and they, of course, presented a funny sight, but it didn't 
take long to get used to each other in the "strange togs." 
The rehearsal went off fairly well so that all felt quite satis- 
fled, as they still had the matinee for another practice. 



The next afternoon the play was given for the sch'ool chil- 
dren of the city. They seemed very much pleased with it, 
so this encouraged the girls. Everything went off well, ex- 
cept that the girls had failed to provide for refreshments to 
be served to the wedding guests. However, the guests re- 
fused to be cheated out of their treat, so before they went 
on the stage, each one slipped a cookie up her sleeve. 
Oonah passed what she thought was an empty plate, but 
what was her surprise to see a cookie appear on it. She 
remained calm however, and saved the day. You may be 
sure the refreshments were not forgotten in the evening. 

At last Wednesday night, the time for the real perform- 
ance, came. Such hurrying, and skurrying about you never 
saw. Getting into a costume and having everything just 
right is really a troublesome bit of work, as we learned to our 
sorrow. Then the make up! This, however, was made 
easy by the aid of one of our very efficient and most obliging 
Juniors, Etta Guillotte. 

Finally everyone was ready and the play began. "Oh, 
if I can only remember my part!" "What do I say first?" 
"Don't forget that cue." Such were the bits of conversa- 
tion heard here and there behind the scenes. 

Miss Baright had told us that no one in any of her plays 
had ever been prompted, and the Normal expected every 
actress to do her duty, so we determined that this precedent 
should not be broken by us. Needless to say, each one did 
her part nobly and the play went off famously. As usual, 
everybody said, "it was the best ever." 

One of the pleasing features of our unusual play was the 
singing, behind the scenes, by some of the Seniors during 
Aileel's farewell to Oonah. Thus ended the successful play 
of the class of 1923. 

K. McMahon '23 



iEtterarg 



After walking across the never-ending waiting 
Union Station we "sardined" into busses which car S? ** 
to the Winston Hotel. Here we were given the kev 
rooms. Then came numerous adventures before r r 



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Cbe Zvw to Wlaebington 

A MBITION is our name. As Juniors we decided that 
^^ we'd go to Washington for a class trip, and from that 
time on we worked industriously, raising money. 

Our plans were fulfilled when we started for the city of 
Washington with Miss McCormack and Mr. Cummings a? 
chaperons. The entire trip was under the super- 
vision of Mr. A. B. Palmer of Amherst, Mass. 

On the morning of May fourth, after a most bounteous 
breakfast prepared for us by Mrs. Van Ftten and Miss 
Sears at an early hour, we left North Adams on the 5.55 
train for Pittsfield. It was raining a little as we started, but 
what did we care about such a little matter, for we each had 
a banana. 

More of our crew joined us at Pittsfield where we changed 
trains for New York. As we passed through the next towns 
more of our girls claimed us until we reached Great Barring- 
ton, where our last vagrant was welcomed. We now 
settled down, knowing that there would be a long ride before 
us. Our worthy chaperons were quite on their duty. It 
seemed that they were everywhere at once. They had 
brought along several packs of playing cards which furnished 
many with a good time. 

Upon leading Massachusetts we entered Connecticut. 
Here we observed some change in the country which was 
getting (latter and the Berkshire hills were disappearing. 

"Ham s*andwiches! Ham sandwiches!" This was the 
greeting we received at Brookfield Junction. And if you 
could have seen the mob around that man, you could imagine 
the reception that he got. As we left Connecticut we noted 
the brown soil and rusty rivers. 

What a sensation came over us as we entered New York 
City. The crowded sections, childr en playing on the streets, 
and people and clothes hanging out the windows, all showed 
us the local color. Weren't we glad that we didn't live in 
such an environment! 

"Keep together, girls, keep together!" were the words of 
warning given by Mr. Cummings before leaving the train. 

On our arrival at Grand Central Station, we were met by 
a skyscraper guide, who was two or three inches taller than 
the tallest man you ever saw. He conducted us to two large 
busses which took us to Hotel Holly. My! but weren't we 
hungry? As there was not a second for prinking, we were 
hustled in to lunch, then back to the busses which took us 
to Pennsylvania Station. 

"Palmer Party! Palmer Party! This way please." 
These were the words that spurred us on to our special car, 
which we boarded and waited patiently for Mr. Cummings. 
But alas! We thought him lost. Finally he arrived, ex- 
plaining he had been rounding up the girls and their baggage. 

As we passed through the next states we noticed some 
change in foliage. But perhaps the most noticeable feature 
of New Jersey was the red soil, of Delaware, the river over 
which Washington crossed, of Pennsylvania, Fairmont Park. 
Baltimore, Maryland, was beyond compare. It was dark 
and raining, so we couldn't see the city, but it was here that 
we had an exquisite dinner on the dining-car, after bump- 
ing through three or four cars to reach it. 

Nearer and nearer we sped to Washington, where we ar- 
rived at 8.15 p. m. amid a fierce thunder and lightning 
shower. No one realized we would take the city by storm. 



Sunday morning we awoke bright and early. Se ^ ''^*" 
the girls went for a walk before breakfast. As the for* ** 
was free to do as we pleased, some went to church- ^** 
toured the city, or visited the gift shops, and a few of**** 
girls went to the monastery. ^* 

After lunch we went to the Botanical Gardens to ha • 
pictures taken. If anyone had been on a sightseeing 
'twould have been well worth while to have stopped at tk'* 
spot at this particular time. * 

From thence we boarded the trolley car stopping a* k~ 
Corcoran Art Gallery, a beautiful building of white marM 
The atrium contains works of sculpture, marbles ' a 

bronzes. Thirtv fluted columns of white marl J.. *•.. 

• ■»•»• fit Mipi*>rt 

the immense skylight. The walls of the second-story a t 
rium are hung with paintings. It was impossible r. D _J 
long enough at the marvelous masterpieces, as our time w 
limited. We all thought of our lessons with Miss Pear- 
on Art Appreciation, which gave us a deeper feeling for thes* 
works of art. 

Next we took a Blue Line Buss Tour over the city 
Everything was included, the legation buildings, homes f 
noted men, and various monuments. Continuing on our 
trip to Arlington National Cemetery in \"i r^iniu, we first 
visited the Custis-Lee Mansion or Arlington House, built 
in 1802, which was one time the home of George Washington 
Parke Custis, and later of Robert E. Lee. South of the 
House is the Temple of Fame. Nearby rises the Monument 
to the Unknown Dead of the Civil War. A tall granite 
monument commemorates those who died in the Spanish 
and Philippine wars. Also, there is the anchor and mast of 
the Maine in memory of those who perished in Havana 
Harbor. Near this is the new marble amphitheater, in 
memory of the heroic dead. This can accommodate thous- 
ands of people. From here we went to the Tomb of the Un- 
known Soldier, where we stood for a few moments in rever- 
ent silence. 

On our return we passed by the Washington Monument 
and the Lincoln Memorial. We also saw a few of the 
Japanese cherry- trees which were in bloom about the Tidal 
Basin. At 6.00 p. m., tired but happy, wc sat down to din- 
ner eagerly anticipating our trip to the Congressional Li- 
brary in the evening. 

Dorothy L. Wheeler 

Sunday Night and Monday 
Sunday evening after dinner the "Palmer Party" visited 
the Library of Congress. We had the pleasure of seeing this 
building, a sparkling, marble structure with its gilded dome, 
at night when it is especially beautiful. It is situated di- 
rectly in front of the Capitol with which it is connected by a 
subway for the use of the Senators. After walking up step i 
and steps and more steps, we entered the library. What we 
saw certainly made us agree with the criticism of the build- 
ing, namely, that it is the most beautiful in America, and 
second to only a few in Europe. There were many wonder- 
ful things to be seen in the library, but I will tell you of only 
a few. The ceilings and especially the arches of the "Hall 
of Columns" were covered with many mural paintings. 
"Ganymede" and "Comus," the originals of the prints in 
Miss Baright's classroom, were easily recognized. One 
room was filled with an old series of geography maps rang- 
ing from those which show how the ancient peoples believed 
the world to be constructed, to the present time maps. 

Another room contained every newspaper printed in th* 
United States. These papers are for the use of the Congress- 



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In the halls of the library we saw cases of curious 

rticles especially those of India relics. Another case con- 

ta'ned the smallest volume and the smallest pack of cards 

ever made. 

Lastly we were told that, if we were very quiet, we might 
look down on the "real library'' of the building. Thereupon 
we climbed up some more stairs, and went, out on the bal- 
cony to peer down into the rotunda of the library. The 
librarian's desk is directly in the center with many small cir- 
cular study tables about it. From this room many aisles 
led out to the bookshelves. Although it was Sunday night, 
a large number of people were studying diligently and tak- 
ing copious notes. One man came from the bookroom with 
an armful of about twenty volumes. There were other 
wonderful things in this library, but as you will go there 
vourself in a few years, I won't bother you with more details. 

We went back to the hotel more tired than before.and 
that night we actually slept. 

Monday 

Monday morning was distinctly an honor day for that 
was the day we were to meet the President. 

After we had convinced our waiter that we really did pre- 
fer scrambled eggs to calves' brains, we started for the special 
cars which were to take us to the Washington Monument. 

"Special Car for Palmer Party! Hurry Up!" shouted 
Mr. Palmer. Soon we were all in. Oh no! There came 
Mr. Cummings after having rounded up Grace Bunnell, 
Olive Isles and Ruth Reynolds. At last we started. 

The Washington Monument, Capitol and Lincoln Memo- 
rial are situated in a straight line with each other. A beau- 
tiful reflecting lagoon separates the Washington Monument 
from the Lincoln Memorial and that morning as the wind 
blew across it, small white foamed waves splashed the sides. 

"Line up around the monument!" cried Mr. Palmer, and 
we did, until we stretched around three sides of the shaft, 
about fifty people to a side. 

The Washington Monument is built of Maryland and 
Vermont marble and distinctly shows where the two colors 
meet. 

Right here, I want to say something. If you ever think 
the wind blows hard in North Adams, just take a trip to the 
Washington Monument. Very few of the party were of 
the hatpin age, so hats began to go in all directions, especi- 
ally blue ones and those of many flowers. While we were 
chasing hats we were entertained by a dancing exhibition. 
Mr. Palmer danced until his breath gave out and Mr. Cum- 
mings finished the dance. By the way, if you need a part- 
ner for the next dance I especially recommend Mr. 
Cummings. 

Finally our turn came to go up, and at last we artived at 
the top The view from all points of the tower proved to 
us that Washington was almost perfectly laid out, and that 
the beautiful Potomac with Arlington in the distance were 
big assets of the city. 

From the monument we visited the "Bureau of Printing 
and Engraving." Here we were met by a guide, an elderly 
aristocrat with a velvet banded neck fl'm sure she must be 
an exiled empress). 

'Step lively, please! At the right you will see girls count- 
ing newly printed money. They count one thousand 
dollars at a time." 

We especially noted that colored and white girls worked 

* by side. In this building we saw the printing of the 

*o cent stamps, their perforation and the applying of the 

e - The final steps of money making we were not able to 
** as they are not open to the public. 

«om the "Bureau of Printing and Engraving" we went 



on over to the Pan-American Building which impressed a 
great many of us moie than any other. It represents twenty 
Latin-American republics and is for their use in establishing 
friendship and commerce. 

The structure is simple and impressive. The entrance 
opens into a spacious patio, in the center of which is a brown 
marble fountain bubbling all the while. This patio is an 
exact replica of a South American patio with its fountain, 
palms and yellow and red parrots. The second floor of the 
building consists of a "Hall of Standards," where the twenty 
flags of the union are unfurled, and the "Hall of the 
Americas," a large assembly hall with many glass chande- 
liers and gilt chairs. The guide took great pains to tell us 
that the hall was as yet incomplete, as the plans called for 
mural paintings on the walls. 

In the rear of the building is a typ'cal garden called the 
Aztec garden as it contains a large idol. After finishing this 
we went back to our hotel more satisfied with our morning. 

Our lunch Monday noon was hardly noticed, for this was 
the afternoon we were going to meet the President. We 
hurried about and were soon at the "White House.' Mr. 
Talbert, Congressman Treadway's secretary, met us and 
made us feel at home while we waited for many High Schools 
to go ahead of us. At last we were moving. My goodness! 
He didn't look a bit different than we had expected, except, 
perhaps, a bit older than his pictures. He gave each one of 
us a smile and a friendly handclasp. We had met the 
"Presidsnt of the United States," the climax of our Washing- 
ton trip. 

It seemed as if our day had been filled, but, oh! not yet. 
Before our day was ended we visited three museums. The 
New National Museum, the Old Museum and the Smith- 
sonian Institute. Here we saw many, many interesting 
objects that I am sure will come more* easily to our minds 
when we have started our teaching days. The things we 
most distinctly remember at this time, are the Roosevelt 
Collection of wild animals from Africa, the room of Esqui- 
moux homes and occupations and the room of World War 
implements and relics. In the old Museum we saw in cos- 
tume, the wax figures of the Presidents' wives from Martha 
Washington to the two wives of Ex-President Wilson. In 
this museum ve also saw the flag that inspired Francis Scott 
Key to write the "Star Spanged Banner," and a duplicate 
statue similar to the "Liberty at Peace" on the Capitol 
Dome. The Smithsonian Institute is used at the present 
time for offices and has only a few replica statues of Buddha 
and Indian idols. After we finished the museums we wan- 
dered back to the hotel, ready for our dinner. 

.1/. .4. H 'oodard 

Tuesday 

Tuesday, our last day in Washington! I wonder to how 
many of you the Capitol means a place where the affairs of 
our nation are discussed and settled! That is what it meant 
to me before I visited it, but now it means much more. It 
is a treasure house of information, a museum in itself. 

The most natural place to enter the Capitol is the rotunda, 
or an immense circular hall, the walls of which are adorned 
with paintings, sculptures and a frieze. 

The fresco is so remarkable that it deserves further men- 
tion. It is sixty-five feet above the floor, encircling the wall 
three hundred feet in circumference. From it may be 
learned the historical events of our continent. 

The canopy of the rotunda, over a hundred feet in the 
air, pays tribute to George Washington. Here he sits in 
majesty. On his right is a figure representing freedom, on 
his left, victory, and about him float the thirteen states as 
aerial figures. 



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There are many more worth while things to see just in 
the rotunda, but I shall just rush you on as our guide did us. 

The next important room is the Senate Chamber. Here, 
our guide conducted us to the Republican side, considering 
the fact that we were from Massachusetts. He, although a 
Democrat, paid tribute to our Republican senator, Lodge. 

On the way back to visit the Hall of Representatives, we 
stopped at Statuary Hall, which is not to be called the Hall 
of Fame (our guide informed us). The apartment is set 
apart for a place where each State may send two statues 
representing men of historical fame. Massachusetts is 
represented by Samuel Adams and John Winthrop. 

Our guide later proudly told us that Virginia was repre- 
sented by George Washington. One could spend weeks, 
there, and still not see everything. Our time was limited 
and we still had the White House to visit before afternoon, 
so we reluctantly followed our guide to the White House 
where only certain rooms are opened to the public. One is 
the east room, used for receptions. Another room is 
the red room. This requires no further explanation, ex- 
cept, perhaps, that it would be interesting to know that in 
the red room hangs the portrait of Washington, which Mrs 
Dolly Madison saved, when the British came to pillage and 
burn the White House. 

The afternoon was spent at Alexandria and Mount 
Vernon. At Alexandria we visited Christ Church, where 
Washington worshipped. Here we were given the privilege 
of sitting in the pews of George Washington and Robert E. 
Lee. Some of us wanted to be so sure that we got in the 
exact spot that we tried to sit on every inch of the seat. 

We also visited an old Masonic Lodge, of which George 
Washington was the first master. 

Naturally at this Lodge are many relics concerning him. 
Among them is a valuable realistic portrait. In a way it is 
a disappointment to see it, after having seen the idealistic 
ones. 

Now for Mount Vernon! 

How peaceful are the surroundings! The drowsy hum of 
the bees, the fragrance of the flowers (for lilacs and violets 
were in bloom) and the waters of the placid Potomac in the 
distance add to this quietness. 

To feel this peacefulness, alone, is worth while, but natur- 
ally if you visit Mount Vernon you will go inside the house. 
Here you may visit the music room, the sitting room, the 
room in which Washington died, Lafayette's room, and the 
river room. 

Near by, but separated from the main building, are indi- 
vidual houses, one set aside for the kitchen, while another 
holds the old family coach, another is for servants. 

A little distant from all these, but nearer the Potomac, is 
the tomb of Washington. With what reverence you look 
into it when you realize that George Washington was laid 
to rest there! 

How significant are the words above the door of the tomb: 

"I am the Resurrection and the Life. He that believeth 
in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live." 

Our day*6 pleasure was made complete by returning up 
the Potomac to Washington by boat. 

Thus ended a busy but truly a memorable day in 
Washington. 

Irene Messier 

The End of the Trip 
I wonder how many Americans really admire Abraham 
Lincoln more than George Washington! To some of us 
Lincoln is the ideal American. Perhaps this is the reason 
why some of us enjoyed the new Lincoln Memorial better 
than the other places we visited while in Washington. 



The nation has waited long to provide in Washington, a 
tribute to Abraham Lincoln, but we forget the delay when 
we admire this splendid edifice in Potomac Park. This 
Memorial is located in a straight line with the Capitol and 
Washington Monument. Between the Memorial and the 
Monument, there is a beautiful little artificial lake, in which 
the reflections of these two buildings meet. Some day it is 
planned to build a bridge in the rear of the Lincoln Memorial 
connecting it with the Arlington Cemetery. As we ap- 
proached the building, we saw that the Lincoln Memorial is 
of imposing size and exquisite beauty. It seems that the 
architect who designed it believed that this Memorial to 
Abraham Lincoln should be composed of four main features, 
a statue of the man, a memorial of his Gettysburg Speech, 
a memorial of his Second Inaugural Address, and a symbol 
of the Union of the United States. 

As we walked up the great stone steps leading to the Me- 
morial, we noticed that the Union was expressed in the 
colonnade surrounding the hall. Here are thirty-six 
columns, one for each state in existence at the time of 
Lincoln's death. 

Passing through the double row of columns at the entrance 
on the east front, we found ourselves in the rectangular 
central hall. Placed against the west wall is the marble 
statue of Abraham Lincoln by Daniel Chester French. The 
colossal figure faces the entrance, the eyes looking out over 
the Monument and Capitol. Although the statue is massive 
in size, because of the expression on the noble face, it seems 
almost human. As we gazed at it we became full of rever- 
ence and awe in memory of this great "First American." 

On the two side walls we again read those two famous 
speeches, the Gettysburgh Address and the Second Inaugu- 
ral Address. In the atmosphere of that sanctuary these 
addresses meant more to us than ever before. 

How pleasant it would be to have this sacred temple near 
us, so that on days when we are discouraged with the world, 
we could go there to be refreshed and to be made glad that 
we are Americans with our work to do. 

With the inspiration of this beautiful memorial in our 
thoughts, Wednesday morning we arose early, ate our last 
meal at the Winston Hotel, took our last walk in the Cap- 
itol Park and climbed into the bus for the Union Station 
On the way I heard a great many girls saying, "I just love 
Washington. 1 hate to leave it." Let me tell you a 
secret. I think there was some masculine gender attached 
to some of those "its." "Nuf sed, one word is as good as 
two." 

Traveling, up to this time, to me, had always been that 
needful, disagreeable preparation before reaching an inter- 
esting place. But on this trip, having a private car, we 
found it quite the opposite. We sang, told stories, admired 
the scenery, played cards and even gave vaudeville acts, 
between Washington and Philadelphia. 

A High School Party in the next car came in and played 
cards with us which added much to our pleasure. We all 
had a great deal of fun, although some of the visitors took 
cards as souvenirs from one of Mr. Cummings's best packs. 

We reached Philadelphia and walked one block to the 
Rittenhouse Hotel where we had a most delicious lunch. 
Imagine our pleasure, when a member of the Hotel Orchestra 
played and sang Liz Dunphy's specialty, "We have no Bana- 
nas." If you haven't heard it, you must ask her to sing it 
for it is worth hearing. 

After lunch we took a tour through the Quaker City, 
going out West Philadelphia way to Fairmont Park, the 
largest and most beautiful city park in the world. Here we 
saw the home of William Penn, and a number of monu- 
ments, dedicated to great Americans, who had lived in this 



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old city. We also saw the beautiful Zoological Gardens, 
which were first built at the time of centennial exposition in 
1876. We wanted to get out and visit the animals, but I 
guess our chaperons thought we were too wild for the zoo 
so our car went on passing the Drexel Institute, Girard Col- 
lege and the University of Pennsylvania. After we had ad- 
mired Wanamaker's Store, the City Hall, and the old 
Independence Hall, we returned to the Baltimore and Ohio 
Station where we took the train to New York. 

On our arrival in New York, we went in the bus to the 
Holly Hotel where we dressed, dined and again climbed 
into the busses to go to the Astor Theater to see the musical 
comedy, "Lady Butterfly." This was a most delightful 
show, so we all enjoyed ourselves immensely. While we 
were on our way home in the bus from the show we rode down 
the "Great White Way" where lights were so dazzling and 
stimulating, they seemed to dance excitement into the blood, 
so, when someone suggested Chinatown, we all agreed that 
it was just the place to go. 

To reach Chinatown we had to pass through a great many 
narrow, dark, bumpy streets with tall tenement houses on 
both sides. Some of us thought we would stay in the bus, 
but when we finally reached Chinatown, we were all told to 
alight and follow the guide. Mr. Cummings had been ex- 
tremely popular on the whole trip, but that night in China- 
town he was more than popular. Girls clung to him on 
every side. 

We visited three main buildings, the Mission Chapel, the 
Oriental Shop, and the Joss Temple. Down in the bast- 
ment of the Mission House men were sleeping on the floor; 
it was very horrible and spooky. The Mission Chapel was 
found to be sane and sensible, so some of us nervous ones 
began to enjoy ourselves. Next we visited the Oriental 
Shop where souvenirs were sold. As it was getting late, the 
last place we visited was the famous Joss Temple, where 
D. W. Griffith took parts of the picture "Broken Blossoms." 
The temple consisted of one room on the top floor of an old 
wooden building, where we saw two teakwood altars cov- 
ered with little idols and flowers. There were three little 
cups of tea, brewing over peanut oil lights for the gods if 
they should get thirsty. We also saw a beautiful Chinese 
painting, the marriage canopy, and some little brass tablets 
which are used at death, the way we use crepes. By the 
time we came out of the Joss House it was after twelve 
o'clock, so we climbed into the busses and went directly 
back to the Holly Hotel. 

Thursday 

Thursday morning, after breakfast, we started in an ob- 
servation car to see New York. On this ride we had a 
chance to view the stores on Broadway, the business houses, 
the styles on Fifth Avenue, and the homes on Riverside 
Drive. These places did not appeal to me as homes, as 
they were too palatial and were built right on the street. 
We also saw Columbia University, the Horace Mann School, 
and Grant's Tomb. As we entered Grant's Tomb we again 
had that feeling of reverence for another great American who 
helped to save our nation. This noble structure was fitting 
as the close of our sight seeing expedition, so we turned about 
and made our way to the Grand Central Station, and thus 
ended our glorious trip. 

When we reached home, I think we all realized what is 
expressed in that little quotation: 

"The World is so full of a number of things, 
I'm sure we should all be as happy as Kings." 

Harriet V. Hawks 



O sad heart that gives no rest, 
Why do you ache so bitterly? 
Why must the cherished jewels of Joy, 
Snatched from Life's treasures, be so soon 
Clouded with unknown shadow? 
Why must a woman's heart grow hard, 
Sad with the burden of the years? 
Can it be that shades come back, 
Hand in hand with Memory 
And contrast, with her younger days, 
Makes bleed her heart; and weary mind 
Revolving on the wheel of Circumstance, 
Gives moan, that Fate can be so cruel, 
Till Time, relentless, push her o'er the brink into Eternity? 
* * * * * * * 

Dear thoughts of Youth, that go to rest 

Like sleepy birds at even-tide, 

Tired little things that fade away, 

Unknown, unmourned, till later years. 

Down in the deeps of us, 

The remnants lie, 

Of little thoughts of long ago, 

As in some dark and silent prison-cell, 

Scarce visited by gaoler, 

Mayhap some ray of sun may filter 

Through webbed and crusted bards; 

So childhood thoughts come back to us 

And pierce us with the ache of Memory. 

Beth Cooke, '23 



IPresentinQ H Character jfrom ,€bree 
IPoints of IDieto 

Scene I 

"Central 123-Y please." 

"Hello." 

"Is that you, Helen?" 

"This is Jim. How are you this evening?" 

"I also am fine, thank you." 

"Surprised you were not present at the dance Saturday 
evening." 

"Oh, you must have enjoyed the show very much." 

"Did you hear about the big performance that will be at 
the Empire on Thursday night?" 

"I surely thought you would have heard of it." 

"A New York Musical Company is going to play 
'Mikado' which is said to be very enjoyable. It is present- 
ing De Wolfe Hopper, one of the most eminent actors of the 
stage, a celebrated comedian. This is the biggest attrac- 
tion of the season." 

"Would you like to go?" 

"I am so happy that you can go." 

"What time shall I call?" 

"Seven-fifteen is perfectly great for me." 

"I shall have a car ready." 

"Good night, and don't forget Thursday at 7.15." 



Scene II 

"Who was that?" asked Larry, who was spending the 
evening at Helen's home. 

"Oh, just a friend of mine. He is going to take me to the 
show in Thursday night. That means I must break my 
date with Jack. I don't care. He expected to come down 
to sit around during the evening and only bring me a box 
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"It is not nice of you to treat Jack that way." 

"Well, he doesn't have money enough to show me a good 
time, so I might as well take all the opportunities I can get." 

"Hello." 

"982, please." 

"Is that you, Jack?" 

"This is Helen. I'm so sorry, Jack, but I won't be able 
to see you tonight. I am leaving for Albany on Monday 
morning at nine fifteen. I must pack my bag and get to 
bed early so that I will be well rested to make the trip." 

"No, I shall have no time to spare." 

"Thank you, I know I shall have a delightful time." 

"Good night." 

********** 

Scene III 

Jack turned to his room-mate who was sitting near by. 

"What a girl! She can't spare a few hours. I guess she 
is right, though. It does take a girl considerable long to 
get her clothes packed." 

"I am going to open the window," said his room-mate. 
"There are a great many cars out tonight, aren't there, 
Jack? Here comes one with a crazy driver. If he isn't 
careful, he'll wreck that car. He has some girls with him 
too. Say, isn't that Helen? It is, and she is with Frank 
tonight." 

"She is a deceitful girl, out with a different fellow. So 
that is the way she packs her bag to go to Albany! 

"After I have taken her to shows; bought her candy; 
took her to hotels for dinner after the theatre; hired taxis to 
go to shows! Never again for me!!" 

— Lilian Douglas '23 



H Crip to Hntoillc 



I was sitting up in a large tree one day, undecided as to 
what to do, when my friend Jimmy Ant invited me in to see 
his family. He opened up a block of wood in the tree, and 
he and I jumped into an elevator, which was run by a large 
ant, and felt ourselves going down, down, down. 

When we arrived at the bottom, I saw a light shining 
through a passage. Going along the passage, I saw a tiny 
room at the end. It had four windows, made of honey 
comb, while on the floor there was a carpet of dried leaves. 
The walls were made of birch-bark and moss, and were deco- 
rated with flowers instead of pictures. 

Jimmy introduced me to his wife and children, and his 
twenty-five cousins, who were plying back and forth in the 
passage bringing food for winter use. 

"Well, James, what is going on in the big world today?" 
asked Mrs. Ant. 

"Nothing much," he replied, "only one of those giants 
that walk on two legs came nearly crushing me to death, 
but I crawled away just in time." 

"What did you bring us?" cried the little ants. 

"Here is a piece of a fly for each one," he said as he gave 
them the goody. 

"Didn't you bring me anything?" questioned Mrs. Ant 
regretfully. 

"Why, surely, here is a new hat for you," as he brought 
forth a small piece of green grass. 

"Isn't it beautiful, children!" cried Mrs. Ant. 

Jimmy then turned to me and said, "Would you like to 
see the rest of my home?" 

"Oh, yes," I replied with great joy. 



So Jimmy took me through another short passage. At 
the end of this passage, I saw a pair of stairs. These stairs 
were made of birch bark. Going up the stairs, we went 
into another room. It was guarded by four ants in uniforms. 
This room had a carpet made of leaves, and birch bark walls. 
It was the nursery, where all the young baby ants were kept. 

We then went to the store room. This room was furnished 
very simply, but on the same plan as the others. The food 
for the winter was guarded by the soldiers of the Colony in 
this room. 

Jimmy next showed me the stables. In these stables, 
there were a great many plant lice or aphids. I was told 
that the plant lice had to be protected, because they were 
such an easy prey for other insects. 

The sleeping quarters of the ants consisted of four rooms 
very much alike, each having several windows made of 
honeycomb. The furniture was made of birch bark and 
grass. When we entered one of the rooms, we found some 
of the workers making up the beds. The workers had to 
climb up ladders, in order to reach the beds, because they 
were three tiers high. 

Jimmy then took me back to the room where we started 
from, so that I could chat with Mrs. Ant. 

When it came time for me to leave, I rang the bell and 
went up in the elevato resolved to visit my friends again. 

Margaret E. Lowrie '23 



Diana 

Hackneyed Version 
— and as I looked up I beheld my heart's delight approach- 
ing. She glided over the velvety turf with the grace of a 
young gazelle and her ethereal beauty dazzled my wor- 
shipping eyes. Her lustrous orbs, like midnight pools, 
glowed beneath jet eyebrows and the rippling mass of her 
raven tresses shone in dusky splendor above a roserpetal 
face. Parted ruby lips curved like Cupid's bow disclosed 
gleaming pearly teeth. There she stood before me, sway- 
ing slightly like a willowy reed while an intoxicating fragrance 
was wafted from her glorious being. A tiny flower hand 
fluttered toward me in greeting and as I grasped the deli- 
cious morsel tenderly my giddy senses reeled. 

Modern Version 
— and as I looked up I perceived Diana advancing. She 
slithered over the emerald verdure with the springy gait of 
a cougar, and her efflorescent beauty confounded my ad- 
miring scrutiny. Her Stygian orbs, like electrified ebony, 
scintillated beneath slivers of Utopian darkness, and her 
undulating coiffure of night-like filaments, shone in dark'ning 
magnificence above a pastelled snow-drift face. Sighing 
pomegranate lips hid iced opal teeth. There she stood, 
poised like a frightened avid, weaving slightly like jungle- 
ferns, while a delirious emittance emanated from her deli- 
cate body. A sheath-like hand wandered toward me in 
salutation, and as I clasped the tapering thing my com- 
plexes sank into a smothered stupor. 

Beth Cooke '23 



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fiDusic cabinet 



"I Love a Red Red Rose 
"Soup Blues" 
"Mr. Gallagher" 
"Yes, We Have No Bananas" 
"The Sheik" 
"I'm a Jazz Baby" 
"0! You Great Big Beautiful Doll" 
"Say It With Music" 
"Baby Blue Eyes" 
"Daisies Won't Tell" 
"Love Nest" 
"Are You Playing Fair?" 
"Oh Frenchy Frenchy" 
"Three O'Clock in the Morning" 
"Charlie is My Darling" 
"Teasin' " 
"There's a Quaker Down in Quaker 

Town" 
"Song of India" 
"Till We Meet Again" 
"Parade of Wooden Soldiers" 
"Just a Little Love Song" 
"Tell it to the Marines" 
"Oh How She Can Sing" 
"Old Pal" 
"Cow Bells" 
"Taxi Taxi" 
"My Buddy" 
"Alice Blue Gown" 
"I Gotcha Steve" 
"Smiles" 

"Tuck Me to Sleep" 
"Leave Me With a Srnile" 
"I'm Forever Thinking of You" 
"Wait Till Cows Go Home" 
"Rose of Washington Square" 
"Lord is My Shepherdfson)" 
"Pretty Baby" 
"Say It While Dancing" 
"Where Brown Eyed Susans Grow" 
"My Red Haired Gal" 
"Isle of Golden Dreams" 
"Let the Rest of the World Go By" 
"I'll Tell the World" 
"You'd Be Surprised" 
"Do It Again" 
"Sweet and Low" 

"If You'll Forgive Then I'll Forget" 
"I Wasn't Born to be Lonesome" 
"Carry Me Back to Ole Virginny" 
"Dreaming" 

"Your Eyes Have Told Me So" 
"By the Camp Fire" 
"Rose of No Man's Land" 
"My Man" 
"How Do You Keep them Down on 

The Farm (Peru)?" 
"Good Bye— Good Luck— God Bless 

You" 



Ann Larkin 
"Gene" O'Brien 
"Bunnie" Edwards 
"Beth" Dunphy 
"Pat" McCarty 
"Peg" Shea 
"Kay" Drennan 
Ruth Clarke 
"Betty" Hurley 
Catherine McCarty 
Pauline Johnson 
Gladys Hall 
"Gen" Coffey 
"Lil" Douglas 
"Rita" Agan 
"Kay" McMahon 

Gladys Wemple 
"Beth" Cooke 
Mabel Medbury 
Marion Woodard 
Madeline Tracy 
"Gert" Boyle 
"Bessie" Barber 
"Peg" Dunfrey 
Jessie Scott 
"Gert" Mazanec 
Helen O'Neill 
"Al" Smith 
"Joe" Mooney 
Ruth Nesbit 
Blanche Olstead 
"Carrie" Finck 
"Gert" Tyre 
"Dot" Wheeler 
Nellie Slein 
"Peg" Dadson 
Edith McCann 
"Marg" Kennedy 
"Peg" Lowrie 
Grace Bunnell 
Olive Isles 
"Cel" Davine 
Ruth Reynolds 
Louise McDonough 
Kathleen McCann 
Ruth Potter 
"Al" Sheerin 
Florence Mack 
Ruth Wilder 
Edith Fobes 
Irene Messier 
Harriet Hawkes 
Rose Malone 
"Lou" Spencer 

Greta Ohlson 

Lesson Plans 



5TI|F Normal Mtt 



Bessie Barber: "I think it's rrue that if you harden your- 
self you can resist disease. I have gone all winter without a 
hat and never catch cold." 

Mr. Eldridge: "Your hair protects your head. But how 
about Mr. Smith?" . 

Mr. Smith: "If a burglar were in your room to rob and 
would kill you if necessary to accomplish his aims, would you, 
providing you had the chance, shoot to kill him?" 

Louise McDonough: "I'd shoot him around the edges." 

Miss Pefry : "A ballad contains a certain something. What 
is it?" 
Lil Douglas: "A Little Love, A Little Kiss." 

Mr. Smith: "What do you mean by a weak mouth?" 
Miss Woodard: "A soft one." 

Mr. Smith: "What has recently been invented by means 
of which we can see through a person?" 
Helen O'Neil: "Radio." 

Gladys Hall, in Economics Class, discussing the Ideal 
Family: "I think the success of a family depends upon their 
hanging together." 

Bunnie Edwards, giving talk on her "Hobby* in Oral 
Comp: "I think one reason for my interest in horses is be- 
cause I was brought up with them." 

Pupil in Bishop School: "Beef and other things come from 
the cow, among them oxtail soup which is made from the 
cow's tail." 

Miss Baright: "What is the meaning of the word 
"copious"? 

Ruth Reynolds: "Something that has been copied." 

Peg Shea, teaching geography: "In what continent Is 
Mexico?" 
Sixth-grade boy: "In Clarksburg." 

Mr. Eldridge: "Here are some magazines you may use for 
your booklets. If there is to be any cutting up I want it to 
be in this room." 

Ann Larkin, reading paper in psychology: "Embryo is the 
combination of the stages clerage, blastula or blastuderm, 
and castoria." 

Carrie Finck: "What makes diamonds so expensive?" 
Florence Mack: "Because all of us want one." 

Pauline Johnson: "I think a superintendent shouldn't 
take his position for life." 

Mr. Eldridge: "Yes, but I know quite a few who have 
taken a teacher for life." 

One Senior has discovered a new spring tonic — "Rhubarb 
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Fran: "Do his father and mother live together?" 

Grace: "No." 

Fran: "They don't!" 

Grace: "No, his father died last year." 

Miss Sholes: "When should the ash pan be emptied?" 
M. Haggerty: "When it's full." 

In Sanitation, Marguerite B: "Boil all the parts in hot 
water." 

One of our well-known Seniors was running around the 5 
and 10 cent store. She seemed to be in a great hurry and 
was looking for a clerk. "Can someone get me a mouse- 
trap," she gasped, "I have to catch that Pittsfield car." 

He: "Why didn't you answer my letter?" 
She: "I didn't receive it." 
He: "You didn't?" 

She : "No, and besides, I didn't like some of the things you 
said in it." 

Mary Smith, asking questions in Sanitation on uses of 
Natural Lighting: "What people make use of Moonlight?" 
Grace Williams: "Lovers." 

Nellie Slein: ""What are Bayberry candles and how are 
they perfumed?" 

Miss Sholes, explaining these candles, and their perfum- 
ing by leayes: "They grow on trees." 

E. Vilmont: "What, the candles?" 

OUR IDEA OF NOTHING AT ALL 
Noontime soup — Campbell's Daily Dozen 
The 6.20 Rising Bell 
Chapeaux in Springtime 
Entertaining a Caller in the Social Room 
Our Antique Flat-Irons 
Mr. Eldridge's Art Exhibition 
Japanese Question 
Indoor Gardening 
The Shower Line at 6.30 a. m. 
Sunday Quiet Hour 
The Tutankhamen Influence on Style 
Sanitation Assignments 
Sunday Night Lunch 
Teaching Material 
Making Notebooks 
Palmer Method 
Tin Can Alley 

WE WONDER WHY— 
Our allowance has wings 

Sanitation includes everything from hairpins to victrolas 
We begin to nod in Primary Reading 
Gertrude Boyle is getting so thin 
Evelyn Bullen did not go Home for Easter 
Mr. Jones's shoes squeak 
M. Grogan goes to Briggsville 

Some of the Seniors did not return till the Tuesday after 
Easter 

OUR OWN SONG FOLIO 
"Gee, How I Hate to Go Home Alone." — Anne Dahowski 
"Silver Threads Among the Gold"— The Whole of Us 
"My Man" — Gertrude Boyle 
"Wonderful One" — Ruth Clarke 
"You Remind Me of My Mother"— Mary Anton 



"Chicago"— "Peg" Broderick 
"The Sneak"— The Council 
"Dancing Fool" — Fran Fergi son 
"I Want My Mammy" — Julia Davin 

MAGAZINES AT N. A. N. S. 
"Country Gentleman" — Mr. Venable 
"Illustrated Milliner"— "Pat" McCarty 
"The Bookman" — Miss Baright 
"Craftsman" — Miss Lamphier 
"School Arts" — Miss Pearson 
"National Geographic" — Mr. Eldridge 
"Out-of-Doors" — Miss Skeele 
"The Survey"— Mr. Smith 
"Vogue" — "Joe" Mooney 
"Popular Mechanics" — "Git" Gobeille 
"Current Newi" — Grace Ansbro 
"House Beautiful" — Richard-O'Malley Room 
"Smart Set"— The Amherst Quintet 
"Little Folks" — Marion Woodard and Evelyn Phelps 
"Shadow Land" — The Dormitory 
"Literary Digest" — Mary Neil 
"International Musician" — Miss Perry 
"Snappy Stories" — Arlene Robbins 
"The Independent Woman" — Relenza Manchester 
"Scientific American" — Miss Sholes 
"World's Work" — Teaching Assignments 
"Our Dumb Animals" — Senior Class 

FOUR MINOR SPORTS AT N. A. N. S. 
Getting to meals on time 
Running for mail between periods 
Trying to live up to the 10th Commandment 
Patronizing "Anes & Braves" 

TO PAULINE 
It wasn't Pauline's deep blue eyes that got me ; 

It wasn't Pauline's hair of brownish hue; 
It was not even Pauline's dancing — 

It was the heavy line that Pauline threw. 
DID YOU HEAR 

1. That you can make all the noise you want to up on 
third fioor? 

2. That we are going to have regular Saturday night 
dances? 

3. That Lou Spencer now starches her handkerchiefs? 

4. That Council meetings are going to be discontinued 
because there is no business? 

5. That the best cure for a cold is Rhubarb (Robare) and 
Coffee (Coffey)? 

6. That we have a new assistant to put up Sunday night 
lunches? 

7. That we have the privilege of putting anybody in the 
bath tub? 

8. That between now and the end of the year you may 
have feeds anytime after 10.15 p. m.? 

9. That you may wave to anybody who is passing by? 

10. That Briggsville is staging a big hit this year — "The 
Tie Between Pittsfield and Briggsville?" 

11. That Bill has a new green top-coat? 

12. That Pauline (rustle^ wherever she goes? 

13. That cocoa is served Sunday nights before retiring? 

14. That Gert Boyle intends to visit Paris Island very soon? 

15. That Helen O'Neill has left her shoes outside for the 
woodpeckers to tap them? 

16. How Peg Shea prepares her psychology? 

17. How Dot Warfield surprised us in Shelburne Falls 
station? 

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WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE 
A brain like Ruth Clarke's 
A disposition like Helen O'Neill's 
Clothes like Pat's 
Alice Sheerin's Aunt 
A palate for soup like Gene's 
More Council members like Gert and Catherine 
A Holy Cross "banner" like Ann's 
Bessie Barber's talent 
Genevieve's admiration for frogs 
Kay's complexion 
Two brothers like Trace's 
Beth Dunphy's methods 
Bessie Hurley's "medicine" 
Another elevator in Taconic Hall 
Private lines in each room 
An ideal room at Mark Hopkins 
A week without a house meeting 
Another trip to Washington 
A soupless luncheon 
A janitor with rubber heels 
Banana salad once a week 
Everybody on time for class meeting 
Mr. Jones's good nature after a dance 
Gert Boyle's fondness for tonics 
A box of candy such as Neb once received 
A whole dormitory like third floor 
Banche's fondness for Lee 
Alice Smith's hair 
Irene's dignity 

Bunnie's love for "Lyle" hose 
Beth Cook's originality 
Rita's smile 

Florence Mack's personal opinion on a subject 
More songs by Nellie 
Edith Fobes's experience in teaching 
Edith McCann's sweet face 
A kitchen-cabinet like Joe's 
More teachers like Mr. Smith 
Letters from home every night 

WISE REMARKS 
Mabel Medbury — "Isn't he a shining light?" 
Marion Woodard — "Who?" 
Mabel Medbury— "Star!" (Cooper) 

Gert Mazanec — "Marg, do you know how many people 
are dead down in that cemetery on the Adams road?" 
Marg Dadson — "That big one? No. How many?" 
Gert Mazanec — "All of them." 

Edith Fobes — "I saw a man today that would have given 
$10 to see you, Ruth," 

Ruth Clarke— "Who was it, Edith?" 
Edith Fobes— "A blind man." 

Kay Drennan — "I saw something I couldn't get over last 
night." 
Ann Larkin— "What was it?" 
Kay Drennan — "The moon." 

Helen O'Neill — "I can find only one glove." 
Nellie Slein — "Never mind looking for the other one. 
You'll have a hand out tonight." 

Pat McCarty — "I feel like a Packard today." 
Trace — "What do you mean?" 
Pat McCarty — "I'm tired." 

Greta Ohlson — "I'm going South this spring." 
Rose Malone — "Will your pockets stand the change?" 

"The Gang" 



^implicit? 

The world is a lover of simplicity. 

There are great symphony orchestras that sing the griefs 
and the joys and the passions of men; that strain the tongues 
of their stringed instruments, and shrill their cries to the 
roof of the skies .... But there is nothing the world 
loves more than the dash of waves along a shore. 

There are mighty airplanes winging the blue between 
earth and sky; flashing steel and power in the face of a God 
on high .... But people will ever love the sudden sight 
of a bird, flinging its wings to the breeze above. 

There is the mighty strength of armies that push men by, 
and sweep men under the mad rush of their feet; that rend 
the air a-shiver with shot and shell, and doom great cities to 
fire and hell .... But there is nothing that can set the 
whole world a-quiver like the sweeping tide of a rushing 
river .... 



For the world is a lover of simplicity. 



Ruth I. Clarke 



Alumnae Jftotes 

'15. Miss Helen Illingworth is doing continuation work 
in Drury High School. 

'16. Miss Sarah E. Clark has been appointed Supervisor 
of Americanization in Gardner, Massachusetts. 

'16. Miss Lyle Chandler spent the winter in California. 

'22. Miss Olive Lewis has been doing some very success- 
ful work in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. 

'22. Miss Lilian Kent is engaged to Mr. Richard 
Davidson. 

'22. Misses Vivian Berry, Helen Sheldon, Lourie Tobin, 
Dorothy Reynolds and Dorothy Chapin, have been back to 
visit their Alma Mater. 

'22. Miss Dorothy Reynolds is engaged to Mr. Benjamin 
Hurd. 

Diamonds seem to be popular in the class of '22. What 
would we do for teachers if all classes followed their example? 

Many of the Alumnae accompanied the class of '23 on a 
trip to Washington. 

Next June marks the twenty-seventh anniversary of 
North Adams Normal School. We hope that every member 
of the Alumnae will be present. 

Blanche Olsted, Alumnae Editor 



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DEANS, GROGAN & BARBER 



CONTRACTORS 
Williamstown 280 

We will build you your home, girls, 
when you settle down. 

Residential work a specialty 



SURGEON DENTIST 

Phone 559-M 

Room 10-12 Empire Bldg. 

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 



H. E. Kinsman 

SCHOOL AND COLLEGE 
PHOTOGRAPHER 

Spring Street Williamstown. Mass- 



<$> 



Compliments of 

M. L. Dempsey 

QUALITY FOOTWEAR 

Corner Holden and Center Streets 



Dr. Henry J. Philie 

DENTIST 

Room 310 New Kimbell Building 



Mrs. Eolus Doble 

GROCERIES 

445 Church Street 



For Absolute Reliability 
Trade at 

SHERMAN'S 

The House of Quality 

MEAT AND GROCERIES 

13 and 15 Eagle Street 
Spitzer& Rich ton, Proprietors 



Prompt Printery 



"Printing of the Better Type" 



Horrigan's Taxi 



Monogram Stationery a specially 



TELEPHONE 150 



43 Center Street 



Phone 803 



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Compliments of 



Dr. Clarence 
W. Wildman 

De ntist 



Empire Theater 



VICTROLAS AND SONORAS 

A Large Stock of Records on Hand 



Chas. A. Darling 

33 Bank Street North Adams, Mass. 



Br. M. iffl. Srnwtt 



Shoes That Satisfy 

Walk-Over Shoes 
Princess Pat 

Sport Oxfords of all Kinds 



James Martin 

20 Holden Street 
Telephone 1711— W 

Noel Renaud 



Pianist 



Teacher 



1 12 Main Street North Adams, Mass. 



Max Wein Specialty Shop 



Exclusive Ladies' Ready-to-Wear 



96 Main Street North Adams, Mass. 



CENTRAL RIDING SCHOOL 

HORSES FOR HIRE 

Phone 605— M 



Ralph U. Domin 



HARDMAN PIANOS 



513 Kimbell Bldg. North Adams, Mass. 



August A. Ruether 

BAKERY 

Bread, Pies, Cakes 
and Pastry 

Tel. 137 Cole Ave. Williamstown, Mass. 



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L. TAVELLI 



Williamstown, Mass. 



Only the best of fruits will be found in 
Our Store 

Joseph Brothers 

Smokers' Supplies, Magazines, Fancy 

Fruits, Stationery, Butter Kist 

Pop Corn 

Main Street North Adams, Mass. 



Home of Good 

Shoe Repairing Hat Cleaning 

and Shoe Shining 

Nicholas Peters, p rop . 

43 Main Street North Adams, Mass. 

Store hours 7 a. m.— 10 p. m. Tel. 1385 W 



D. R. Provencher, 0. D. 

Optometrist 

North Adams Greenfield 

Massachusetts 

Eyes Examined by Appointment Only 

Phone 636 R 



Compliments 
of 

The Transcript 



Printing Ruling 

Binding 

"The Kind Worth While" 

Excelsior Printing 
Company 

PHONE 59 
North Adams, Mass. 

Boston Store 

North Adams' Leading 
Dry Goods Store 

The Home of Betty Wales Dresses 

COATS SUITS BLOUSES 

Twenty Up-to-date Departments 



Compliments of 



Anes & Braves 



"For the Woman who cares" 

The Women's Outfitting Shop 

Mahelle E. Irish, Manager 
24 Marshall Street North Adams. Mass. 



Sharkey & Company 

Newspapers, Candy, Cigars, 
Ice Cream and Groceries 



SARCHI & BOSCH ITTI 

Ashland Street 



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We will be pleased to show you our 
elegant assortment of goods in plain shades 
and in figured designs suitable for 

Capes, Linings. Dresses. Suits. Blouses. 
Skirts, etc. 

Some Materials are: 
Silks Tissue Ginghams 

Satins Zephyr Ginghams 

Crepes Voiles 

Ratines 

Your Inspection is Earnestly Desired 

RUBIN BROS. 

Richmond Annex State Street 

North Adams, Mass. 



Martin's Book Store 



34 Bank Street 



Books — Cards — Stationery 



Van Sleet Motor Co. 

North Adams, Mass. 



Wall Brothers 

The Apparel Store 
Complete 

81-83 Main Street North Adams. Mass. 



Quadland's Flower Shop 




Special Die Stamped Writing Paper 
For Normal Students 



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Since l8Sb 

The Larkin Print 

Printers.Engravers, Stationers 
Wedding Stationery 

•+0 BANK STREET NORTH AMMS.MASS 

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Berkshire Auto Sales, Inc. 



Berkshire County Distributor for 



Walker- Johnson 




Oakland 


Trucks 






Motor Cars 


Motor Car 


Su 


pplies 


and Repairs 



North Adams Pittsfield 

Sales & Service Station Sales & Service 
Berkshire Garage 21 West Street 



KODAKING 

Pictures New Scenes 
Retains the Old 

We Develop and Print 



Eastman Kodak Agency 



Hastings Pharmacy Company 



D. A. Tassone 

Photographs of 
Distinction 



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Compliments of 



H. W. Clark & Company 

WHOLESALE GROCERS 



North Adams 



Hurd's Jewelry Store 



THE HALLMARK STORE 



110 Main Street, North Adams, Mass. 

H. M. SHEEHAN, Prop. 



WATCHES 



DIAMONDS 



JEWELRY 



J. W. Crawford, M. D. 



Internal Medicine 
Radium 



191 Main Street, 



Electro Therapy 
X-Ray 



North Adams, Mass. 



CLASS MATES 

When you give a photograph you give 
of yourself. It speaks through the si- 
lences and spans any distance. No other 
keepsake inspires so many generous 
impulses. 

There is no gift like a good portrait — 
nothing so personal and so sure to please. 

SMITH'S STUDIO 

32-36 Park Street Adams. Mass. 



CLIMAX BOOT SHOP 

"The Shop of Quality Shoes" 

A. SICILIANO 

Phone 87 1 -W 

5 Eagle Street North Adams, Mass. 

Around the corner from Main Street. 



Hat Parlors 

McKee Styles McKee Values 

McKee Quality McKee Service 

McKee Workmanship 



Blackinton Block 



Main Street 



McCraw & Tatro 

The Quality Store 

of 

North Adams 



Coats, Suits, Furs, Dresses 
Dry Goods, — Notions 

Mrs. J. H. Allen 

Dealer In 
Genuine Human Hair Goods 

Large stock of Genuine Human Hair in 
Natural Shades. 



1 12 Main Street 



Adams Block 



T. E. Braman & Co.